Fraud Data

Local Government Transparency Code – Fraud 2018-19

Number of occasions powers used under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to require information) (England) Regulations 2014, or similar powers1
Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud4.0 (absolute) 0.9 (full time equivalent)
Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of professionally accredited counter fraud specialists3 (absolute) 0.6 (full time equivalent)
Amount spent by the authority on the investigation and prosecution of fraud£31,360
Number of fraud cases investigated196

Explanatory Notes

  1. In all cases the powers used were under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to require information) (England) Regulations 2014
  2. Preston City Council operates a counter fraud service on behalf of Fylde Council.
  3. All of the professionally accredited counter fraud specialists are members of the counter fraud service operated by Preston City Council on behalf of Fylde Council.
  4. Fylde Council paid Preston CC £31,360 for the financial year 2018-19 in respect of the counter fraud service.
  5. The number of fraud cases investigated refers to the number of cases that were concluded during the financial year 2018-19.