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Fraud

Fraud information from 2019 to 2022
Description 2019/2020 2020/2021 2021/2022
Number of occasions the council uses powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) (England) Regulations 2014, or similar powers 76 46 80
Total number (absolute and full-time equivalent) of employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud (absolute) 6 6 6
FTE (best estimate as some officers only spend part of their time on fraud-related work) 5 5 5

Total number (absolute and full-time equivalent) of professionally accredited counterfraud specialists.  (absolute)

6 6 6

Total number (absolute and full-time equivalent) of professionally accredited counter fraud specialists (FTE)

5 5 5
Total amount spent by the authority on the investigation and prosecution of fraud £189,057 £225,153 £228,832
Total number of fraud cases investigated 311 391 330
Fraud information from 2016 to 2019
Description 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019
Number of occasions the council uses powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) (England) Regulations 2014, or similar powers 59 52 59
Total number (absolute and full-time equivalent) of employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud (absolute) 5 5 5
FTE (best estimate as some officers only spend part of their time on fraud-related work) 4 4 4

Total number (absolute and full-time equivalent) of professionally accredited counterfraud specialists.  (absolute)

5 5 5

Total number (absolute and full-time equivalent) of professionally accredited counter fraud specialists (FTE)

4 4 4
Total amount spent by the authority on the investigation and prosecution of fraud £163,543 £167,977 £172,437
Total number of fraud cases investigated 372 304 280