Decision details

Whistleblowing, Special Investigations and Counter Fraud Annual Report 2018/19

Decision Maker: Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No


This annual report sets out the work completed and on-going to prevent, detect and investigate fraud and corruption within the county council.


(Exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 2, 3 and 7 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act, 1972.  It was considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interests in disclosing the information.)


Ruth Lowry, Head of Internal Audit, presented a report which reviewed the assessment of fraud risks and potential harm to the council from fraud and corruption. It was highlighted that the Internal Audit Service supported the council's management team in responding to instances of suspected fraud and undertook proactive work to identify and pursue indications of potentially fraudulent activity. This was done through corporate systems testing and via additional testing of other areas that are particularly susceptible to fraud.


Resolved:  That the annual report for 2018/19 on whistleblowing, special investigations and counter fraud be noted.

Report author: Ruth Lowry

Date of decision: 20/05/2019

Decided at meeting: 20/05/2019 - Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

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