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A fraudster who used another man’s identity to gain a council job and home as well as thousands in benefits has been jailed, a London council has reported.
Councils are encouraged to sign up to a joint counter-fraud initiative with Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) investigators after a ‘successful pilot stage’.
Eight out of ten people believe elections are well run and free from fraud, according to research by the Electoral Commission.
Liverpool CC’s chief exec Ged Fitzgerald has been suspended while police investigate alleged financial irregularities during his time at Lancashire council.
A police investigation into allegations of corruption against the leader of North Lanarkshire Council has been dropped.
Police will be present at every polling station in Tower hamlets in a bid to tackle electoral fraud and voter intimidation.
Four men including Liverpool City Council chief executive Ged Fitzgerald have been arrested as part of an investigation into alleged financial irregularities in the tendering of council contracts to BT.
There were 260 reported cases of electoral fraud last year, according to a new report from the Electoral Commission.
Members of the London Assembly have accused the police of ‘major failings’ in their investigation of electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets.
A former bus firm managing director has been ordered to repay £42,894 to a Welsh council for making false claims about concessionary fare passenger numbers.