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News | 24 May 2021

An A-Z of internal audit

May is Internal Audit Awareness Month, and we want to raise awareness by trying to explain what internal audit is and what it does. In this A-Z, we’ve listed a…

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News | 10 May 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week

At Veritau we are supporting and celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week This year’s theme is nature and how connecting with the natural world can support good mental health. Today marks…

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News | 5 May 2021

The five whys of information security

The '5 whys' is a handy tool that can be used to help analyse the underlying cause of information security incidents (data breaches). In 2020, 37% of companies in the UK reported an information security incident...

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News | 15 April 2021

Preventing fraud on social media: Fraud Advisory Panel statement

The Fraud Advisory Panel has published a joint statement on preventing fraud on social media. Social media has featured in at least 61,000 crime reports to Action Fraud...

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News | 2 April 2021

Our rebrand and new website

We’re pleased to launch Veritau’s rebrand and new website. Established in 2009, Veritau is a local government shared service providing assurance to the public sector. With over 500 clients and…

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News | 19 February 2021

Auditing with data analytics and IDEA software

Our senior auditor Luke explores the increasingly popular use of auditing with data analytics. Data analytics in auditing is becoming more and more commonplace. The concept of auditing can be...

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News | 22 January 2021

An Internal Audit View: Edition 9

The latest edition of Audit Together’s newsletter – An Internal Audit View – has been published. In this bulletin, there is inevitably a distinctly Covid-19 theme reflecting some of the…

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News | 14 January 2021

Be alert to vaccine fraud

We’re supporting a campaign by the Government Counter Fraud Profession and NHS Counter Fraud Authority to combat so-called vaccine fraud. Covid-19 vaccination programmes have opened up new opportunities...

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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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