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Seven members of staff at Cardiff Council have been arrested on suspicion of fraud, the council has confirmed.
It is estimated that there could be over £25m worth of fraud being perpetuated by businesses falsely claiming Small Business Rates Relief across England.
A man who used forged university documentation to scam eight local authorities out of £45,000 in council tax has been jailed for 18 months.
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.