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A Bishop Auckland councillor who defrauded the NHS and a trade union out of more than £80,000 has been jailed.
Government fraud investigators are looking into contracts to supply the NHS with PPE during the pandemic, officials at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have said.
Niall Hearty of financial crime specialists Rahman Ravelli takes a look at whether the recently-announced Public Sector Fraud Authority will be effective.
2021-22 reports will include statements on the impact of the pandemic on departmental goals plus a fraud-and-error analysis of Covid schemes
The government was “complacent in preventing fraud” against the Covid Bounce Back Loan Scheme and will lose almost £5bn to scammers, according to a Westminster committee.
Sir Keir Starmer has called for the National Crime Agency to probe over £11.8billion of Covid fraud. Speaking exclusively to the Sunday Mirror, the Labour leader suggested that an NCA investigation could help tackle the rising costs of living.
A member of staff at Brighton University has been arrested as part of a fraud investigation.
Two company directors have had their permissions restricted after falsely applying for bounce back loans during the pandemic.
HMRC has confiscated assets worth £39m in around a year – a more than 700 per cent increase from 2020.
ICAEW’s Emily Seiorse and Alex Russell describe a common scenario around fraud in COVID-19 support schemes, and explain how auditors can maximise the likelihood of fraud detection.
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