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2017 Shortlisted Nominees

Below are the nominations selected to go before the judges for the 2017 Government Counter Fraud Awards.

Congratulations to each of the teams and individuals shortlisted – the overall standard of entries was very high indeed.


Outstanding Collaboration

  • The National Fraud Initiative: a collaboration between Synectics Solutions and the Cabinet Office
  • Operation Hag: a cross-Government investigation collaboration between HM Revenue & Customs, NHS Counterfraud Services, Police Scotland Financial Investigation Unit, and Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service
  • Operation Greenking: a collaboration of investigators / specialists, drawn from a national resource involving criminal investigators, VAT and Insolvency specialists, working with officers of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate
  • Tax Mapping Project: a collaboration between HM Revenue & Customs’ and Police Service of Scotland (PSoS)
  • The National Banking Protocol: a collaboration between Financial Fraud Action UK (part of UK Finance), National Trading Standards Scams Team, and Metropolitan Police


Excellence in Fraud Prevention

  • HM Revenue & Customs’ The Alcohol Intelligence Coordination Centre
  • NHS Protect
  • Buckinghamshire & Surrey Trading Standards’ Telecare Service in collaboration with Surrey County Council Adult Social Care, Mole Valley District Council Telecare Service, TrueCall Ltd, and the Information Commissioner’s Office


Excellence in Raising Fraud Awareness

  • Warwickshire County Council’s Warwickshire Tackling Cyber Crime Programme
  • Avon and Somerset Police’ Senior Citizen Liaison Team Charity
  • Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council’s Blue Badge Enforcement: a programme of awareness raising and effective policing
  • HM Land Registry’s Counter Fraud Group awareness raising campaign


Outstanding Proactive Detection

  • Operation Babul: Immigration Enforcement Team, Home Office
  • Leeds City Council’s Internal Audit team
  • HM Revenue & Customs’ Fraud Investigation Service


Government Counter Fraud Team of the Year

  • Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council’s Counter Fraud Unit
  • HM Revenue & Customs Fraud Investigation Service’s Offender Management and Enforcement Team
  • Glasgow City Council’s Corporate Fraud & Investigation Team
  • GIAA Counter Fraud and Investigation’s Counter Fraud and Investigation Team


Government Counter Fraud Professional of the Year

  • Simon Cubitt from HM Revenue & Customs
  • Nick Branigan from HM Revenue & Customs
  • Chris Beedle from the Department for Work & Pensions

Recognising excellence in counter fraud