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Anti-Fraud, Bribery and Corruption

Last updated  26 July 2018

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to protecting the public funds entrusted to it.  our Anti-Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Policy outlines the Service's commitment to creating an anti-fraud culture and maintaining high ethical standards in its administration of public funds.  A culture of honesty and openness is a key element in tackling fraud.

The web link below will take you to the most recent report to the Audit & Standards Committee on Anti-Fraud, Bribery and Corruption.  This report details the work on any suspected frauds within the 2014/15 financial year.  It also includes details on the Whistleblowing policy and work supporting the National Fraud Initiative.

Review of Monitored Policies presented to the FRA December 2017

The Service does not employ any officers for the sole purpose of fraud investigation.  When necessary, internal officer investigations may be carried out into allegations of fraud, bribery or corruption.  If deemed appropriate, Internal Audit may look into these and where appropriate they would be passed onto Bedfordshire Police.  Expenditure on fraud investigation with RSM (previously Baker Tilly), our Internal Audit providers, totalled £12.7k during 2014/15, there were no cases of fraud or expenditure on fraud investigation in 2015/16 or 2016/17. 

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