Housing Benefit Payments Monday 26 March 2018

Due to a technical problem Housing Benefit payments due to be received on Monday 26 March 2018, will be paid on Tuesday 27 March 2018. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Counter fraud

Counter fraud service

Watford Borough Council and Three Rivers District Council have a shared Finance department, which incorporates the counter fraud service.

The following information is for 2016/17, and is a combined figure for the two authorities, unless stated otherwise


 Number of occasions  the organisation has used special powers

Watford and Three Rivers Council belong to NAFN (National Anti-Fraud Network) and all Authorised Officer requests are dealt with by them directly

 Total number of employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud

4 for shared service

Total full time equivalent numbers of professionally accredited counter fraud specialists

 4 officers

Total amount spent by the authority on the investigation

£97k (W.B.C.)

Total number of fraud cases investigated

399 for the shared service

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