City Council hosts second Fraud Open Day

Published: Friday, 15th September 2017

Delegates from organisations aiming to eliminate corporate fraud in the public sector gathered at Oxford Town Hall on 14 September for the second Fraud Open Day conference.

The event attracted 130 delegates from 60 organisations that included:

  • local authorities
  • the Department for Work and Pensions
  • registered providers of social housing
  • registered charities
  • debt recovery agencies

They heard speeches from the Deputy Leader of Oxford City Council, Cllr Ed Turner, Chief Executive Gordon Mitchell, and the Chief Financial Officer, Nigel Kennedy.

The Fraud Open Day included breakout sessions and workshops that gave attendees the chance to explore innovative fraud prevention ideas.

Councillor Ed Turner, Deputy Leader of the Council, and Board Member for Finance, Asset Management and Public Health, said: “This conference built on the success of last year’s inaugural event and once again brought together leading organisations and delegates in fraud detection.

“Oxford City Council has an ongoing commitment to detect and prevent fraud in the public sector. Our Investigation Service has a proven track record in uncovering fraudulent activity. The Service is used not only by the City Council but also by outside organisations that include Oxfordshire County Council, other district councils outside of the county, and Thames Valley Police as well as supplying counter-fraud services to the private sector. They provide a cost effective anti-fraud resource that is second to none and we have recovered millions of pounds to the public purse."

“I want to thank all those who attended the event and made it such a success.”