16 - 20 November 2020

Business rates fraud - IFAW 2020

What is business rates fraud?

Business rates fraud – also called non-domestic rate (NDR) fraud – is when businesses attempt to gain relief or exemptions from business rates that they’re not entitled to.

Rates are worked out based on the ‘rateable value’ which is set by the Valuation Office Agency. There are many reliefs and exemptions available, including small business rates relief, which means businesses under a certain+ rateable value pay no business rates.

Social care fraud - IFAW 2020

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.

Fraud in adult social care has gained more traction in recent years. However it’s still a relatively unexplored area. Knowledge within the public sector is on the increase and several high profile prosecutions have helped to raise awareness, but there is more work to be done.

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