News | 20 December 2020

Auditing Santa: “Snow Assurance”

We have recently started working for a new client outside of Yorkshire. Santa Claus has operated a successful organisation for a number of years, but we could provide...

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News | 24 November 2020

The importance of internal controls when making payments

Assistant director for audit and assurance, Stuart Cutts, tells us why internal controls on payments are so important.

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News | 19 November 2020

Social care fraud

Social care fraud isn’t the type of crime that springs to mind when the word ‘fraud’ is mentioned, but it’s one of the fastest growing risks to the public purse.…

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News | 17 November 2020

Business rates fraud

What is business rates fraud? Business rates fraud is when businesses attempt to gain relief or exemptions from business rates that they’re not entitled to. It’s also known as non-domestic…

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News | 5 November 2020

Fraud team shortlisted for national award

We're pleased to announce that our counter fraud team has been shortlisted for a Tackling Economic Crime Award (TECA) for the second year in a row. Sponsored by Cifas...

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News | 26 October 2020

Phishing and its risks

Phishing is when cybercriminals attempt to trick you into giving away information. This usually occurs via email but can also be received on a text message, by phone, letter...

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News | 25 October 2020

What is whaling?

Whaling is where a cybercriminal impersonates a senior member of staff and sends a communication under their guise. It's similar to phishing but specifically targets senior people...

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News | 24 October 2020

Password security

We all know how important password security is. If a hacker is able to access your account, they could obtain dangerous information, install malware, steal data, or attempt a cyber-fraud…

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News | 23 October 2020

5 fundamentals for an effective incident response programme

Coronavirus has brought into sharp focus the importance of organisational resilience and preparedness for all organisations. Uncertainty...

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News | 21 October 2020

York man prosecuted for misusing family member’s blue badge

The York man was caught misusing a family member’s blue badge in the city centre earlier this year. An investigation into the misuse was conducted following...

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News | 23 July 2020

Internal audit in academies: change in guidance

From September 2020, your school’s external auditor will no longer be able to undertake internal audit activities as well.

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News | 2 June 2020

Fraud alert: Covid-19 business grants

Beware of the latest Covid business grants fraud, where scammers email councils requesting information about businesses. It’s been confirmed these were sent by fraudsters, pretending to be senior officers from…

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