The National Fraud Initiative in Wales 2018-20

13 Oct 2020 - 12:00am

National Fraud Initiative (NFI) outcomes in Wales have increased by £2.7 million to £8 million in the 2018-20 exercise. 

The cumulative outcomes from the NFI in Wales since 1996 are now £42.9 million. Across the UK, the cumulative total of NFI outcomes are now £1.93 billion.
 
Whilst the majority of Welsh NFI participants display a strong commitment to counter fraud and the NFI,some bodies do not demonstrate a commitment to address fraud and do not ensure that sufficient, skilled staff resource is in place to investigate matches, prevent frauds and correct errors.
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant challenges across the public sector as bodies seek to deliver services for individuals, communities and businesses in an extremely difficult time. Since the start of the pandemic, the risk of fraud has increased as organisations become stretched and controls and governance are changing.

 

It is more important than ever that organisations have sound governance and controls in place to help protect vital services from the risk of fraud at this time of crisis

Adrian Crompton, Auditor General

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