Entries for Government Counter Fraud Awards are now open

25 Oct 18

With eight award categories to enter into, counter fraud professionals from across government are being encouraged to get their nominations in now.

Councils, counter fraud teams, financial specialists and national bodies are invited to put forward nominations to be recognised for outstanding work over the past year.

The categories include ‘Outstanding Collaboration’, ‘Excellence in Fraud Prevention’, ‘Excellence in Raising Fraud Awareness’ and ‘Government Counter Fraud Team of the Year’.

Rob Whiteman, chief executive of CIPFA, said: “The Government Counter Fraud Awards are a chance to celebrate the exceptional work being done to protect public funds in the UK.

“They are also a great opportunity to learn, connect and socialise with the best counter fraud professionals in the UK.”

The awards, which will be held on 13 February at a gala at Queen Elizabeth II Centre, will be hosted by the CIPFA counter fraud centre, Cabinet Office, National Crime Agency and City of London Police.

Mark Cheeseman, deputy director of public sector fraud at Cabinet Office, said: “Around 10,000 public servants work to protect public services and fight economic crime. Their dedication and passion for this area can been seen in the work they do across the public sector to find and fight fraud.”

Peter O'Doherty, detective chief superintendent of the City of London Police, said there was an “increasing threat from fraud, both in volume and complexity” making it “more important than ever before, to recognise and reward the incredible talent across the public sector that has gone some way in combatting the threats”.

It is free to enter the awards and teams have until midnight on Friday 30 November to submit their stories to https://counterfraudawards.com/ 

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