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Fraud response plan

5. Reporting an incidence of fraud, bribery and/or corruption

5.1  Upon completion of the investigation and subject to the Council's Capability and Conduct procedures where relevant, where an incidence of fraud, bribery and/or corruption is found to have taken place, a report will be produced and issued to the relevant Director and the Corporate Governance Group.  This report is to enable informed decisions to be made regarding any further action that may be required.

5.2     The report shall contain:

  • a description of the incident/issues alleged including an assessment of the value of any losses;
  • the people involved and the means by which the fraud was allowed to occur (highlighting any control and/or operating weaknesses within the systems)
  • all possible facts relating to the alleged fraud;
  • recommendations to improve/restore the controls and minimise the risk of a re-occurrence;
  • a conclusion on the way forward;
  • any other relevant material.

5.3      A report on the fraud shall be presented to the Governance Committee at their next   meeting following the completion of the investigation.  An interim report may be presented if a Governance Committee meeting takes place during an ongoing investigation.


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