Northamptonshire County Council is required by law to protect the public funds it administers. The council's audit team oversees work to prevent fraud and to recover monies fraudulently obtained.
Please refer to our information on the National Fraud Initiative for further details.
As part of an open and transparent authority we are publishing details of our counter fraud work on an annual basis. This data will outline the number and amount the authority spends on the investigation and prosecution of fraud:
*Fraud investigation work is part of LGSS' shared Internal Audit Service, which has 5 members of staff in total working across the partnership on fraud matters. This works out to be 1.4 FTE in total for Northamptonshire County Council.