Fraud and Corruption
Lancaster City Council is committed to the highest possible standards of openness, probity and accountability in relation to preventing, reporting and managing fraud or misconduct.
The council's approach to preventing and tackling fraud and corruption is outlined below and in the documents in the right hand downloads menu.
The Anti-Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Policy (Non Benefit) outline the principles the council is committed to in relation to preventing, reporting and manageing fraud and corruption.
The Raising Concerns Policy (formerly 'Whistleblowing' Policy) is intended to encourage and enable employees to raise serious concerns within the council rather than overlooking a problem or blowing the whistle outside.
The Fraud Response Plan reinforces the council's robust approach by setting out the ways in which employees, Members of the council or members of the public can voice their concerns about suspected fraud or corruption.
National Fraud Initiative
By law the council is required to protect the public funds it administers. That is why the council is an active participant in the National Fraud Initiative (NFI), a statutory nationwide drive to crack down on the amount of public money lost each year through fraud. This requires the council to share information provided to us with other bodies in order to prevent and detect fraud.