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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.
Barclays are being sued by 14 local authorities over allegations it committed fraud over loans to councils.
Jo Miller, in her role as a returning officer, argues that Voter ID is a very expensive way to tackle a problem that is not a top priority in the UK.
Electoral watchdogs have rejected a claim that a recent trial requiring voters to show ID was 'a great success'.
The Government has defended its plans to require voters to produce ID when voting after watchdog warned reform may discriminate against ethnic minorities.
Failures in ‘fundamental controls’ within Dundee City Council’s financial systems allowed a former employee to steal £1m from the authority, auditors conclude.
Cuts to trading standards services are leaving millions of older people at risk of fraud, according to Age UK.
A former civil enforcement supervisor at Reading council has been issued a 17-week suspended jail sentence after admitting to fraud.
The Government has been urged to reconsider its ID voting trials by campaigners due to the ‘tiny’ amount of electoral fraud.