News | 18 December 2019

Veritau is expanding: Middlesbrough and Redcar councils join

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and Middlesbrough Council are set to join the Veritau group. Veritau was established in 2009, initially as a partnership between...

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Saltburn pier. Veritau is expanding - Middlesbrough and Redcar join

News | 17 December 2019

First prosecution of council house subletting for Selby council

An investigation carried out on behalf of Selby District Council has led to the council’s first prosecution for illegal subletting of a council house, under social housing...

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News | 4 December 2019

Landmark social care fraud prosecution for York

The first social care fraud prosecution by Veritau and City of York Council has reached its conclusion in court. A man from York has been given a 20 month suspended...

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York Crown Court - First social care fraud prosecution

News | 22 November 2019

Business rates scam alert

A business rates scam has been doing the rounds again, targeting empty business premises The scam sees someone register themselves as liable for business rates with the local authority, and…

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News | 15 November 2019

Veritau feature in Institute of Risk Management

Veritau’s risk management service has been featured in a recent case study published by the Institute of Risk Management. The Institute of Risk Management is the leading professional body for…

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News | 14 November 2019

The officers getting through 1,000+ fraud referrals a year

Fraud support officers are vital to the work the counter fraud team does. Deborah has been a support officer for 10 years, and started just after Veritau was formed back…

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News | 13 November 2019

10 years as a senior fraud investigator – what’s changed?

​Jane has been a senior fraud investigator for almost 10 years. She started with a small team that has grown significantly, and the work has diversified into many new fraud…

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Jane Overhill - senior fraud investigator Veritau

News | 4 November 2019

Charity governance and trustees

On #TrusteesWeek, one of our senior auditors discusses the importance of charity governance and trustees. In running any council, school or business, good governance is extremely important to help the organisation…

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News | 14 October 2019

Ransomware: what is it and how can you protect yourself?

What is ransomware? Ransomware is a type of malware that infects the computer system, demanding a payment to release the locked data or system. This may arrive through phishing or…

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What is ransomware infographic - Veritau

News | 4 October 2019

Veritau’s fraud team shortlisted for prestigious award

Veritau has been announced as a finalist at the Tackling Economic Crime Awards (TECAs) 2019. Sponsored by Cifas, the UK’s leader in fraud prevention, the awards recognise those working to…

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Veritau fraud team nominated for TECA award

News | 28 August 2019

Risk in Focus: IIA’s annual business risk survey

The Institute of Internal Auditors has recently completed its annual business risk survey of heads of internal audit. Whilst this survey focuses on businesses, the results are applicable to organisations…

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News | 28 August 2019

Prosecution for forged tenancy agreements in council tax fraud

An investigation into a council tax fraud involving forged tenancy agreements has reached its conclusion in court. The individual provided City of York Council with three private tenancy agreements in…

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Image of monopoly houses on coins - Forged tenancy agreements - council tax prosecution Veritau