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Local Government Transparency Code

Last Modified May 14, 2019


Under the code the council is required to

publish annually the following data regarding fraud investigations. The following

information relates to 1 April 2014 to 31 December 2014.


  • Number of occasions powers are used under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) (England)   Regulations 2014, or similar powers.


         Hertsmere does not have a HRA nor the appropriate arrangements with the Local Housing Associations and therefore did not

         use this power.


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

          There are three members of staff within the unit.


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

          Three members of staff.


  • Total amount spent by the authority on the investigation and prosecution of fraud total number of fraud cases investigated

         The Council has spent £153,000 on investigations and prosecutions so far this financial year.


  • Total number of fraud cases investigated

         The fraud team has investigated 222 cases so far this year.


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