Data on fraud and irregularity | Oxfordshire County Council

Data on fraud and irregularity

Annual update in relation to the investigation of fraud and irregularity.

Not all of the information requirements as set out in the Local Government Transparency Code are collected by the Council, so where this is the case an explanation is provided:

Measurement Details

Number of occasions powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) has been used.

Zero - this is not applicable to the County Council

Total number of employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud

Responsibility for the investigation of fraud is currently part of the Internal Audit function, and is undertaken on a reactive case by case basis, so the information is not captured as a total number of employees. The time spent by management, legal and other non-internal audit staff on the investigation of fraud is not captured. The total days spent by Internal Audit on the investigation of fraud and irregularity in 2016/17 are 92 days (0.5FTE).

An agreement is also in place with a local City Council to provide additional investigate resource as required. This time information is not captured.

Strong cases for prosecution are all referred to the Police.

Total number of professionally accredited counter fraud specialists

Two

Total amount spent by the authority on the investigation and prosecution of fraud.

This information is not captured.

Total number of fraud cases investigated

1

Total number of cases of irregularity investigated

11

Total number of occasions on which a) fraud and b) irregularity was identified

a )1

b) 11

Total monetary value of a) the fraud and b) the irregularity that was detected

a) £7,000

b) £10,500

Total monetary value of a) the fraud and b) the irregularity that was recovered

a) £3,700

b) £9,000

N.B some cases had not concluded before the start of 2016/17, as such some monies are still in the process of trying to be recovered.

 

Last reviewed
13 July 2017
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