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Internal fraud

  • Council and democracy

The London Borough of Barnet is committed to zero tolerance of fraud, corruption, bribery and / or money laundering - within or against the organisation, its partners, contractors and the community it serves.

There are many definitions of fraud. The term is commonly used to describe a wide variety of dishonest behaviour such as deception, bribery, corruption, forgery, false representation, collusion and concealment of material facts and money laundering. It is usually used to describe the act of depriving a person or organisation of something by deceit, which may involve the misuse of funds or other resources, or the supply of false information.

Barnet's Corporate Anti Fraud Team have trained fraud investigators as well as a number of fully qualified Financial Investigators whose main role is:

  • prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of all fraud against the Council and any public funds, such as:
    • housing tenancy fraud
    • procurement fraud
    • payroll and pension fraud
    • other types of internal fraud, bribery, corruption or money laundering activity
    • blue badge fraud and misuse
    • staff fraud
  • assisting the Human Resources team with disciplinary matters
  • providing assurance that the risk of fraud is minimised wherever possible
  • to work with Internal Audit on any matters regarding risk and fraud affecting the Council
  • to conduct financial investigations and prosecute offenders under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  • to work in partnership with the UKBA, Police, HMRC, DWP and other agencies

Other legislation that the Corporate Anti Fraud Team prosecute under includes:

  • Theft Act 1968 & 1978
  • Fraud Act 2006
  • Identity Document Act 2010
  • Bribery Act 2010
  • Computer Misuse Act 1990
  • Proceeds of Crime Act 2000


  • CAFT
  • Address: North London Business Park (NLBP),
    Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1NP
  • Tel: 020 8359 2007
  • FAX: 0870 889 6808

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