CIPFA centre to lead frontline fraud fight

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CIPFA has launched a new national Counter Fraud Centre to lead and co-ordinate the fight against fraud and corruption across the public sector.

The CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre (CCFC) will act as a centre of excellence on fraud, providing training and tools for counter-fraud professionals. It will also lead ‘Fighting Fraud Locally’, the national counter-fraud strategy for local government and take responsibility for the Audit Commission’s counter-fraud tools.

Rachael Tiffen, former deputy director of the National Fraud Authority, has been appointed to lead the centre.

Speaking at the centre’s launch at the accountancy firm Mazars in the City of London last night, CIPFA chief executive Rob Whiteman said: ‘Tackling fraud and protecting the public purse are at the heart of public concerns about the way government spends taxpayers’ money. Today, public servants are under pressure to deliver savings, and we want to help them do more with less ...

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