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Fraud

Statistics for period 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

Number of occasions the council uses powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) (England) Regulations 2014, or similar powers:

57

Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud:

Absolute = 8

FTE = 4.95 (FTE is best estimate as some officers only spend part of their time on fraud related work).

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

Absolute = 6

FTE = 4

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

Total is £176k. This is a best estimate as some officers only spend part of their time on fraud related work.

Total number of fraud cases investigated:

280

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