Data on fraud and irregularity

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

The council is required to publish the following information under the Local Government Transparency Code 2015

This information is for the financial year April 2018 – March 2019

Measurement Details

Number of occasions they use powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) (England) Regulations 2014, or similar powers

Not applicable as the council do not hold social housing stock.

Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud

1 FTE across several members of the Internal Audit team and colleagues in Oxford City Council, plus further bought in or additional resource when required.

Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) 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 34