Counter Fraud Strategy
Basildon Council is committed to protecting public funds by the prevention and detection of fraudulent activity across the borough. In the current climate of reduced funding and financial hardship it is more important than ever that losses to the council as a result of fraud and corruption are kept to a minimum to ensure that our limited resources are used for their intended purpose.
The council also has a legal responsibility under the Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015 for ensuring that financial management is adequate and effective and has a sound system of internal control which facilitates the effective exercise of functions which includes arrangements for the management of risk.
To deliver successfully against the Counter Fraud Policy the council's approach and key priorities for the next three years are confirmed in this strategy, which will be subject to regular review.
The Counter Fraud Strategy also has a related Policy which can be found here.