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News | 27 March 2020

Coronavirus scams: fraud alert

Fraud might be the last thing on your mind during this crisis, but sadly criminals will take advantage of any situation. This is no different with the coronavirus pandemic. Action…

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News | 26 March 2020

Working from home: our 7 top tips

Some people love working from home and others hate it, but it’s something we all have to get used to for a while.Here are our top tips for working remotely, staying...

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News | 25 March 2020

Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally strategy

The Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally board has produced a strategy for local authorities which we're proud to have helped out with. One of Veritau's case studies is...

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News | 17 February 2020

Fraud in schools: does it happen?

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

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News | 14 February 2020

What exactly are computer cookies?

Computer cookies are small pieces of information made up of letters and numbers, like a code. Online services provide them when you visit their website. Software on...

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News | 12 February 2020

LGA says cyber security training is vital

The Local Government Association (LGA) has stressed the importance of cyber security training in local councils. Everyone is living in an increasingly digital world.

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News | 7 February 2020

Prosecution for blue badge fraud

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...

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News | 5 February 2020

Infrastructure payment scam

We’ve been alerted to a new infrastructure payment scam. Fraudsters are targeting Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) payments from developers. A CIL payment is...

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News | 21 January 2020

The third line of defence in internal audit

Internal audit is seen as one of the main components of this. It provides independent assurance to the governing body and senior management on the effectiveness...

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News | 20 January 2020

The second line of defence in internal audit

The second line of defence is defined as functions overseeing, or specialising in, compliance and risk management. Essentially, this is a monitoring and oversight...

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News | 19 January 2020

The first line of defence in internal audit

The Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors defines the first line of defence as "functions that own and manage risk". Ensuring that the first line of defence is functioning...

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News | 18 January 2020

What are the three lines of defence?

As internal auditors, we can be guilty of using our own specialist terminology. To those outside the field can be seen as technical jargon. Over a series of short articles...

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