Fraud data

Number of occasions we have used the powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information)(England) Regulations 2014 or similar powers

Internal audit: N/A – no social housing
Revenues and benefits: N/A – no social housing

Number of counter fraud staff employed

Internal audit: None over the past three years

Revenues and benefits:

  • 2011/12: 4.5 (1 manager, 2 investigations officers, 1 visiting officer, balance is clerical support)
  • 2012/13: 3.5 (1 manager, 1 x investigations officer, 1 visiting officer, balance is clerical support)
  • 2013/14: 2.5 (1 investigations officer, 1 visiting officer, balance is clerical support)
  • 2014/15: 2.5 (1 investigations officer, 1 visiting officer, balance is clerical support)
  • 2015/16: 2.5 (1 investigations officer, 1 visiting officer, balance is clerical support) - between 1 April 2015 to 30 June 2016

Amount spent by the authority on counter fraud work

Internal audit: None over the past three years

Revenues and benefits:

  • 2013/14: £175,103
  • 2014/15: £175,103
  • 2015/16: £43,776

Number of fraud cases investigated

Internal audit:

  • 2011/12: Cases investigated = 2
  • 2012/13 :Cases investigated = 4
  • 2013/14: Cases investigated = 3
  • 2014/15: Cases investigated = 0
  • 2015/16: Cases investigated = 0
  • 2016/17: Cases investigated = 0

Revenues and benefits:

  • 2011/12: Cases investigated = 76
  • 2012/13: Cases investigated = 71
  • 2013/14: Cases investigated = 93
  • 2014/15: Cases investigated = 57
  • 2015/16: Cases investigated = 14

Number of occasions on which fraud was identified

Internal audit:

  • 2011/12: Fraud identified = 1
  • 2012/13: Fraud identified = 1
  • 2013/14: Fraud identified = 0
  • 2014/15: Fraud identified = 0
  • 2015/16: Fraud identified = 0
  • 2016/17: Fraud identified = 0

Revenues and benefits:

  • 2011/12: Fraud identified = 58
  • 2012/13: Fraud identified = 44
  • 2013/14: Fraud identified = 55
  • 2014/15: Fraud identified = 44
  • 2015/16: Fraud identified = 13

Monetary value of the fraud detected and recovered:

Internal audit:

  • 2011/12: £55,911.68 detected, £55,411.68 recovered
  • 2012/13: Value unknown
  • 2013/14: None
  • 2014/15: None
  • 2015/16: None
  • 2016/17: None

Revenues and benefits:

  • 2011/12: Raised £87,418.61, received £73,221.98
  • 2012/13: Raised £195,923.92, received £110,691.11
  • 2013/14: Raised £130,441.13, received £74,725.11
  • 2014/15: Raised £182,500.26, received £87,606.18
  • 2015/16: Raised £66,197.31, received £22,087.66 - recovery ongoing

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