9 April 2018
York’s first business rate fraud prosecuted
An investigation carried out by City of York Council and Veritau has uncovered and prosecuted a serious case of business rate fraud in the city, which deprived the public purse of £4,097.
The prosecution is thought to be the first in the country to be specifically for small business rate relief fraud.
A 27 year old businessman in York provided a forged lease agreement to the council, claiming that the landlord – and not himself - was responsible for the business rates at a barber shop he ran.
26 January 2018
2018 Shortlist - Public Finance Innovation Awards | Public Finance Innovation Awards
We are delighted to reveal the 2018 Public Finance Innovation Awards shortlist. Hard work, innovation and dedication to pushing boundaries of excellence within the profession and industry characterised this year’s entries, our distinguished judges agreed.