Counter Fraud Work

For 2015/16

  • Number of occasions they use powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) (England) Regulations 2014, or similar powers – powers not currently used by this authority due to not having our own housing stock
  • Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud – 2 staff/1.86FTE
  • Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of professionally accredited counter fraud specialists 2 staff/1.86FTE
  • Total cost of the Fraud Team in 2015/16 was £69,500.
  • Total number of fraud cases investigated 130*

*Reduction due to the transfer of Housing Benefit Fraud investigations to the DWP in July 2015.

For 2014/15

  • Number of occasions they use powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) (England) Regulations 2014, or similar powers – powers not currently used by this authority due to not having our own housing stock
  • Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud – 2 staff/1.86FTE
  • Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of professionally accredited counter fraud specialists 2 staff/1.86FTE
  • Total amount spent by the authority on the investigation and prosecution of fraud £114,682 and Total number of fraud cases investigated 297

For 2013/14

  • Number of occasions they use powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) (England) Regulations 2014, or similar powers – powers not currently used by this authority due to not having our own housing stock
  • Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud – 2 staff/1.86FTE
  • Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of professionally accredited counter fraud specialists 2 staff/1.86FTE
  • Total amount spent by the authority on the investigation and prosecution of fraud £114,682 and Total number of fraud cases investigated 194

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Wolverhampton Road, Codsall

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