The move follows the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s confirmation in the Autumn Statement 2013 last week that the Department for Work and Pensions would proceeed with establishing the Single Fraud Investigation Service (SFIS).
The SFIS, which will come into being in 2014, will investigate all welfare fraud across all benefits administered by the DWP, HMRC and local authorities. But concerns had previously been expressed by local authorities such as Craven District Council over the potential loss of benefit fraud investigation expertise.
The Department for Communities and Local Government insisted that the Government would work closely with the Local Government Association and councils to “ensure that the best data, powers and incentives are in place”.
Posted by D.Gibbons
3+4 april 2014 @ BIRMINGHAM COUNCIL HOUSE
LAIOG are pleased to announce the dates for our annual fraud event 2014. The LAIOG event has proven to be one of the most cost effective and informative events in the fraud calendar ...
Posted by Home Office
As part of the government’s reforms to policing and the fight against serious and organised crime, I have decided to close the National Fraud Authority and realign its responsibilities to ...
Posted by Chris Freeman
A woman who had claimed to have been a make-up artist for Hollywood celebrities and top music artists such as Keira Knightley, Brad Pitt and Girls Aloud has been ordered to wear an electronic tag for the next 12 weeks ...