Counter Fraud

Three Rivers District Council and Watford Borough Council have a shared Finance department, which incorporates the counter fraud service.

1. Number of occasions powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) (England) Regulations 201432, or similar powers33 have been used

89 for both Three Rivers and Watford Borough Councils.

2. Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud

5 employees for the shared service

3.  Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of professionally accredited counter fraud specialists

4 accredited

4. Total amount spent by the authority on the investigation and prosecution of fraud,and

£132,000 (Three Rivers only)

5. Total number of fraud cases investigated.

87 cases (Three Rivers only)