Forensic accounting services in English local government and the counter-fraud agenda

Mohd Hadafi Sahdan, Christopher Cowton, Julie Drake

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrauds and Financial Crimes
Subtitle of host publicationTrends, Strategic Responses, and Implementation Issues in England and Wales
EditorsAlan Doig, Michael Levi
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter9
Pages82-91
Number of pages10
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781003178989
ISBN (Print)9781032015323
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sep 2021

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