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Fraud statistics

Fraud statistics under the Local Government Transparency Code

Under the Local Government Transparency Code 2015, we will annually publish details on counter fraud work within our borough. We have a joint Revenues and Benefits team which incorporates three different councils: 

  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Harborough District Council

Number of occasions we have used powers under the Prevention of Social Housing fund

  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council - Zero
  • North West Leicestershire District Council - Zero
  • Harborough District Council - Zero

Or similar powers - SSFA (Social Security Fraud Act 2001) and CTRS (Council Tax Reduction Scheme)

  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council - 55 plus NAFN (National Anti Fraud Network)
  • North West Leicestershire District Council - 27 plus NAFN
  • Harborough District Council - 27 plus NAFN
  • Total - 109

Total number of employees undertaking fraud/prosecution duties

  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council - 3 FTE (Full time equivalent)
  • North West Leicestershire District Council - 1.4 FTE
  • Harborough District Council - 1.5 FTE
  • Total - 5.9 FTE

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

  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council - 3 FTE
  • North West Leicestershire District Council - 1.4 FTE
  • Harborough District Council - 1 FTE
  • Total - 5.4

Total amount spent by the authority on the investigation and prosecution of fraud

  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council - £97,375.35 April to September excluding income
  • North West Leicestershire District Council - £82,487 April to September excluding income
  • Harborough District Council - £64, 942 April to November excluding income
  • Total - £244,804

Total number of fraud cases investigated

  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council - 86
  • North West Leicestershire District Council - 71
  • Harborough District Council - 51
  • Total - 208

Last updated: 13/01/2016 12:04

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