Public Finance & Deloitte supplement: Reducing fraud & error in the public sector
What action should be taken?
According to the National Fraud Authority, the public sector lost £21.2bn through fraud in 2010, accounting for 55% of all fraud loss in the UK.
To support public sector organisations in tackling this urgent problem, Deloitte hosted a collaborative workshop for public sector leaders across the sector. Read the Public Finance supplement on the issue of fraud & error, including the insights from the workshop.
Four priority areas were identified where public sector bodies can take action to tackle fraud and error:
- organisational culture
- identification, investment and incentive, and
- the importance of knowledge share.
But one of the key messages was that the responsibility for the detection of fraud and error should not just be restricted to senior management; it must be in the mindset of all employees, particularly those closest to service delivery on the front line.