To consider the attached report of the Head of Internal Audit
The Committee considered a report of the Head of Internal Audit which advised Members that the Counter Fraud Prosecution and Sanctions Policy brought together a range of legislation which provided a full range of sanctions, penalties and prosecution available to the Council to support an effective deterrent regime against fraud and corruption. This formed part of the wider Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policy.
The Policy had been updated to include processes to respond to the risk of blue badge fraud and is now presented to the Audit and Governance Committee for review and consideration. This is in the context of their power to review the adequacy of the Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policy, and related policies and procedures, to ensure their application and effectiveness. In this regard the committee was informed that this report would be submitted to the Council’s Cabinet, at its meeting on 28th July 2020 for formal approval.
That the Cabinet, at its meeting on 28th July 2020 be recommended to approve the updated Counter Fraud Prosecution and Sanctions Policy.