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News | 17 May 2022

Internal Audit Strategy: Focus area one – increasing client engagement

For Internal Audit Awareness Month, we're sharing our new three-year strategy. The spotlight now turns to its five focus areas...

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Internal Audit Strategy client engagement: image of Stuart Cutts, Assistant Director for Audit Assurance "Engagement is wider than just time. The nature of some engagement needs to be strengthened."

News | 9 May 2022

Internal Audit Awareness Month: Shedding light on our new strategy

Internal Audit Awareness Month’s main goal is to promote the work of internal audit - this year we're shedding light on our new strategy.

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News | 15 March 2022

A guide to data protection jargon

The world of data protection can involve a lot of technical terms, acronyms and jargon. It sometimes feels like a different language! Our data protection experts have put together a...

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News | 8 March 2022

Veritau’s graduate trainee stories: progression to Senior Information Governance Officer

Katherine joined Veritau in 2018 as a Trainee Information Governance Officer after graduating in History.

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Katherine Senior Information Governance Officer profile: The work is really rewarding and I’m lucky to work with a wonderful team of likeminded professionals in a supportive and friendly environment.

News | 4 March 2022

Day in the life of: Senior Information Governance Officer in our schools team

Rosie has been with Veritau for six months, having moved from working as a Data Protection Officer (DPO) for a higher education charity.

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Photo of Rosie, Senior Information Governance Officer for schools - day in the life of. Reads: We share and draw on our different areas of expertise, and there’s a real team spirit.

News | 10 January 2022

Veritau’s graduate trainee stories: Charlotte from internal audit

Veritau has run a successful graduate training scheme for many years. We're asking some of our current (and former) trainees...

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News | 8 December 2021

International Anti-Corruption Day

International Anti-Corruption Day (9 December 2021) aims to help prevent corruption in all forms. Working across many sectors, including public services, the day highlights...

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News | 19 November 2021

Crackdown on blue badge abuse in Redcar and Cleveland

Efforts have been stepped up to clamp down on blue badge abuse in Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, in a joint approach with fraud officers.

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News | 15 November 2021

It’s International Fraud Awareness Week

This week is International Fraud Awareness Week. According to the latest Annual Fraud Indicator, it’s estimated that fraud costs local authorities...

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International Fraud Awareness Week - Fraud costs councils £7.8 billion per year. If you suspect fraud against the council, report it to the counter fraud team on 0800 9179 247. #fraudweek. Veritau logo on dark blue background

News | 1 November 2021

Veritau’s annual report 2020/21

Welcome to Veritau's annual report 2020/21. Despite the challenges brought by the pandemic, we've had another successful year.

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News | 28 October 2021

Falsified documents (Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Week 4)

This is the final week, and we’re focusing on falsified documents. These can arrive in many forms, but increasingly false documents are being...

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month WEEK 4: Falsified documents. How many errors can you spot in the false invoice? Our fraud team has investigated many cases of Covid-19 grant fraud since the start of the pandemic. Many of these involve false claims for businesses that don’t really exist.

News | 27 October 2021

Common risk management pitfalls in academies – and 3 steps to combat them

When you think about the huge range of processes involved in successfully running a school, it’s no surprise that it could be a challenging risk environment.

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