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The purpose of the guide is to demonstrate and explain some of the good practices used by organisations in tackling external fraud. It includes checklists to help you assess your current practices.

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This guide provides:

  • examples of how fraud has been detected, prevented, reduced, measured and investigated in some large departments;
  • guidance on taking an integrated strategic approach to tackling fraud;
  • background on types, and significance, of fraud, departments’ responsibilities, and relevant bodies set up by Government.

The intended audience is public sector managers who are responsible for expenditure programmes and for protecting revenue, including policy staff, financial managers and internal auditors.

June 2008