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Agenda item

Protecting the Public Purse - Annual Report 2017/18


The Committee considered a report of the Chief Internal Auditor and Corporate Fraud Manager which presented the Protecting the Public Purse Update Report for 2017/18 (for copy see file of Minutes).


The report provided an update on the following:

·           The work of the Corporate Fraud Team.

·           Action taken to raise awareness of the risk of fraud and corruption to assist in embedding a strong counter fraud culture throughout the organisation.

·           Reported cases of potential fraud and irregularity reported during 2017/2018.

·           Proactive Counter Fraud work completed.

·           Progress on the Council’s participation in the National Fraud Initiative (NFI) 2017/2018

·           Fraud Reporting

·           Fraud Training



That the contents of the Annual Protecting the Public Purse Update Report 2017/18 including:

·           The work carried out by the Corporate Fraud Team.

·           The actions taken to improve the awareness and the arrangements in place for managing the risk of fraud and corruption.

·           Cases of potential internal corporate fraud and irregularity reported to internal audit and ongoing investigations.

·           Corporate Fraud Team numbers and values of Fraud and Irregularity identified for 2017/18.

·           Counter Fraud Action Plan 2018/19

·           CIPFA Counter Fraud and Corruption Tracker Report for Durham County Council

·           CIPFA and the LGA ‘A Councillors Workbook on Bribery and Fraud Prevention’


be noted.




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Durham County Council
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