The Council seeks to deter and prevent fraud, corruption, bribery, theft and money laundering, but where there is suspicion or detection of such wrongdoing then thorough investigation will take place, with a consistent, balanced approach.
Where commitment of these elements of fraud are proven, appropriate sanctions will be applied with the Council seeking to recover all losses.
Counter Fraud Investigations at North Kesteven District Council are performed through a partnership with Lincolnshire County Council. Further information and data sets for Counter Fraud work (including use of powers, employees and cases) can be found on the Lincolnshire open data website.
A new hotline has been launched to stop fraudsters illegally targeting COVID stimulus schemes. In an initiative between government and the independent charity Crimestoppers, the public can now call a new COVID Fraud Hotline (0800 587 5030) anonymously and free of charge to report suspected fraudulent activity. Further details can be found at Gov.uk.
The Council has a zero tolerance approach to tax evasion and tax fraud. To report in confidence please call the Council's Whistleblowing Hotline (0800 0853716) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.