Each year, the public sector loses billions of pounds to fraud and corruption. Despite stretched resources and a constantly shifting landscape, counter fraud practitioners have proven incredibly resourceful and creative in their approach.
The Government Counter Fraud Awards will take place at the Kia Oval, the iconic cricket ground in London on 21 September 2017. They celebrate the exceptional work being done to protect public funds in the UK – just take a look at the 2016 winners.
This year, there are seven Award categories designed to showcase a broad range of counter fraud and anti-corruption cases, initiatives and projects.
Selecting the winners is a rigorous, two-step process. First, the selection panel carefully scrutinises each entry, choosing those to be shortlisted. The shortlisted entries are then passed onto the Awards judges who meet to discuss each one in turn. The winners will then be announced at the special gala event on 21 September.
The Awards are completely free to enter, we just ask that you carefully read the Q&As and terms and conditions below.
If you’re interested in sponsoring the Awards, they are a great way to raise the profile of your brand and to network with leading figures from across the public sector counter fraud arena.
Launched in 2016, the Awards are hosted by the CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre, the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Cabinet Office and build on the success and prestige of the Fighting Fraud Awards.
“Don’t be afraid to have a go. Make sure you invest time and effort to prepare your entry so that it reads well, responds to the criteria and importantly includes supporting materials.” Fraser Paterson, manager of the Fraud Prevention team at NHS Scotland Counter Fraud Services (CFS), winners of the 2016 Excellence in Fraud Prevention Award