PracticeConsulting#41m fraud by councils.

#41m fraud by councils.

The Audit Commission has found fraud worth #41m after finishing its latest data matching exercise across 470 councils and other bodies. The figures are 166% up on the last time the commission carried out its national fraud initiative which unearthed only #15m. The NFI works by cross referencing data sets and is mainly aimed at housing benefit fraud.

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