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Counter Fraud & Corruption Policy

Meeting: 13/01/2020 - Audit, Governance and Standards Committee (Item 77)

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The Head of Audit Partnership presented the report setting out a refresh of the Counter Fraud and Corruption Policy.  The policy had originally been agreed in January 2018 with a provision for review in two years.  The document had been reviewed, with minor textual amendments and one substantive change to the ‘Further Advice and Support’ section of the guidance for those who become involved in an investigation. 


The Committee considered the wording in paragraph 17 of the policy and felt that the wording should be made clearer for a presumption of action being taken and amended the wording to “…will, unless there are exceptional circumstances, result in disciplinary action.”


RESOLVED: That the Policy and Resources Committee be recommended to approve the Counter Fraud and Corruption Policy, subject to the word ‘may’ being replaced with ‘will, unless there are exceptional circumstances,’ in paragraph 17 of the policy.