Fraud news

Micro grants scheme: using data analytics to find fraud and error

Our data analyst Ben completed some work a couple of weeks ago for one of Veritau’s council clients.

The project involved finding fraud and error in the micro grants scheme, which makes grants of up to £1,000 available to businesses who are not eligible for other Covid-19 business support. Micro grants allow these businesses to adapt to current circumstances, eg installing remote working equipment.

Does fraud happen in schools?

When you think of fraud, a school environment does not usually come to mind. But no-one is immune from the risks. Unfortunately school fraud can and does occur.

This could be from internal or external parties. In this post we discuss a few key areas of school fraud, and the importance of holding fraud awareness sessions with staff.

Types of fraud risk

Blue Badge prosecution

A recent Blue Badge fraud case investigated by Veritau has resulted in a successful prosecution. 

In August 2019, a visitor from Middlesbrough was found to be misusing his relative’s badge in York city centre. The case was investigated by Veritau’s fraud team and prosecuted by City of York Council.

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