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A former Westminster City Council employee has been convicted for defrauding the council pension fund of nearly £1m.
Local authorities managed to prevent or detect £302m in fraud in 2017/18, according to the latest figures from finance experts.
Lambeth, Kingston, and Barking and Dagenham councils were cheated out of £1m by a group of housing benefit assessors who used dummy claimants, court has heard.
The conviction for fraud of a former Barnet council employee was a poor advertisement for outsourcing. Mark Whitehead considers whether it has run its course.
The conviction for fraud of a former employee of a joint venture set up by Barnet council is a 'textbook example of why outsourcing fails', according to Labour.
An investigation into allegations of fraud in Tower Hamlets has concluded that there is not enough evidence to prosecute those involved, although evidence of a ‘serious criminal offence’ has been uncovered.
Mark Whitehead explains why councils are right to use fake Facebook profiles to track down illegal activities.
A council worker has been accused of stealing money intended for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
Pilot schemes for postal and proxy voters carried out during last May’s local elections were ‘well-run’, an electoral body has concluded.
Five men who defrauded a Leicestershire council out of more than £200,000 through an email scam have been sentenced.