Single fraud investigation service 2013

Single fraud investigation service 2013
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But it urges them not to drop their guard, as new frauds are emerging in areas such as business rates, Right to Buy housing discounts and schoo nnn The report gives the results of the Audit Commission's annual survey of English councils.It says that, despite these detection rates, more can still be done.

The bill put forward by Watford MP Richard Harrington had its first reading in parliament yesterday, and is due to be published ahead of a second reading on 13 July.If the bill is passed it would make subletting a criminal rather than civil offence, meaning it can result in a custodial sentence, and also allow the proceeds of subletting to be paid back to the so...[MORE] Posted on: 21/05/2012 Link: n Mr Randell, of Heath Road had received over 1,232.75 in overpayments after he starte...[MORE] Posted on: 05/04/2012 Link: View Report Fighting Fraud Locally: The Local Government Fraud Strategy The cost of fraud to local government is estimated at 2.2 billion a year.This is money that could be used for local services n Fighting Fraud Locally is a strategic approach developed by local gvernment, for local government, and addresses the need for greater prevention and smarter enforcement n Fighting Fraud Locally outlines a strategic approach that, if adopted across local government, will not only enable local authorities to b...[MORE] Posted on: 02/04/2012 Actions: View Report The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), in partnership with social landlord Viridian Housing and supported by the Audit Commission and National Fraud Authority (NFA) will launch the countrys first Tenancy Fraud Forum in April this year.The Na...[MORE] Posted on: 03/07/2012 Link: View Report Every year in the UK, fraud costs public services an estimated 31 billion.

Right across the public sector the fight against fraud has been re-energised and refocused.n Social landlords are encouraged to join the forum, bringing together their ideas and exchange information, share best practice and be the central point for practitioners in the field.The forum will launch at 10am on Wednesday, 25 April at the Department for...[MORE] Posted on: 11/10/2011 Actions: View Report Millions of pounds will be wasted in compensation if Government plans to centralise Housing Benefit force local authorities into cancelling private contracts and axing staff.Posted on: 25/10/2013 Actions: View Report Dear Chief Executive, Single Fraud Investigation Service (SFIS) The Fraud & Error Strategy: Tackling fraud and error in the benefit and tax credits systems contained a commitment to establish a Single Fraud Investigation Service (SFIS) to investigate Social Security welfare benefit & Tax Credit fraud across Local Authorities (LA), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), and DWP.The strategy, including SFIS, was given Home Affairs clearance in October 2010.Should the DWP decide Tupe does not apply, councils will ...[MORE] Posted on: 15/05/2013 Link: Actions: View Report Universal credit will lead to an average increase in rent arrears of 180 for each tenant, according to law firm Winckworth Sherwood n A major shake-up of the benefits system began yesterday with a pilot involving new claimants in Ashton-under-Lyne in Greater Manchester.