Decision details

Corporate Anti Fraud Policy

Decision Maker: Ethical Governance and Personnel Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Committee was presented with the updated Corporate Anti-Fraud Policy (“The Policy”), which had been refreshed following the Audit Commission’s report “Protecting the Public Purse” in November 2013 and a fraud awareness workshop with officers conducted by the Council’s external auditors.


Members expressed concern that not all groups were represented on the Committee and that the policy should go to the Finance, Audit & Performance Committee for information so all members were aware of the policy. Further general concern was expressed that the unrepresented group was missing the opportunity to comment on important staff and corporate policies. The Chairman agreed to write to the relevant group leader to ask his members to reconsider appointing to the Committee.


On the motion of Councillor Witherford, seconded by Councillor Mrs Hall, it was




(i)         the revised policy be adopted;


(ii)        an invitation be sent to the relevant group leader to re-appoint to the Ethical Governance and Personnel Committee.

Report author: Katherine Plummer

Publication date: 15/04/2014

Date of decision: 19/03/2014

Decided at meeting: 19/03/2014 - Ethical Governance and Personnel Committee

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