According to the latest figures reported by the National Fraud
Authority fraud costs each of us living in England and Wales around
£621 a year. On the following pages you will find information and
advice to ensure you are not one of the unlucky ones.
Please note that these pages are for information only, and
we are not able to receive details of any issues you may have,
unless the fraud is being perpetrated against the Council
itself. Please see Fraud
Reporting to report a fraud against the Council.
We are required by law to protect the public funds we administer
and every two years the Council participates in the Audit
Commission’s National Fraud Initiative (NFI), an exercise that
matches electronic data within and between public and private
sector bodies to prevent and detect fraud.
The use of data for NFI purposes continues to be controlled to
ensure compliance with data protection and human rights
legislation. For further information see Audit Commission – data sharing
We also welcome any feedback you may have, please email us at