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Enfield Council celebrates cash to fight fraud

Published Friday, 09 January 2015

Enfield Council is delighted to announce that it has been successful in a bid to the Dept for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to the tune of £195,000.

The cash was awarded as Enfield Council demonstrated ideas on how to improve prevention of fraud, increase recovery of money stolen by fraud and also due to its innovative ideas to generate the most effective savings.

Payable over the remainder of 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 the money will fund a project that will focus on building fraud prevention measures. It will see Enfield working more closely with other local authorities and the private sector to seek out any fraudulent activity within services internally.

The aim is to stop fraud from entering the Council's systems and reduce the need for costly detection measures, reactive recovery and investigations.

Cllr Andrew Stafford, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance said “I am really pleased to hear that Enfield Council has been successful in the bid to DCLG, and has won £195,000 to help fight fraud locally.

“Enfield Council was successful in its bid due to our track record in pursuing fraudsters for every penny they have stolen, and for our exemplary joint working not only with other councils but private companies to seek out fraudsters.”

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