This chapter describes how local government has been subject to budget cuts, wholesale loss of fraud investigators to the Department of Work and Pensions, and of the loss of oversight by the abolished Audit Commission, which has seen the existing fraud capacity limited to a compliance response where the majority of councils have not accessed specialist forensic accountancy services necessary to address current patterns and trends of fraud.
|Title of host publication||Frauds and Financial Crimes|
|Subtitle of host publication||Trends, Strategic Responses, and Implementation Issues in England and Wales|
|Editors||Alan Doig, Michael Levi|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Sep 2021|