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Local Gov Stream

08:00 - 09:20

Registration, Refreshments and Networking

09:20 - 09:30

Chair's Opening Remarks


Lyn McDonald 
Cabinet Office (Confirmed)

09:30 - 09:55

Ministerial Keynote

Simon Hart MP

Simon Hart
MP, Parliamentary Secretary (Minister for Implementation) 
Cabinet Office (Invited)

09:55 - 10:05


Chair's Opening Remarks

Mike Haley resized

Mike Haley 
Chief Executive  
CIFAS (Confirmed)

Rob Whiteman resized

Rob Whiteman 
Chief Executive  
CIPFA (Confirmed)

10:05 - 10:35

Case Study: Operation Holmes: A Guide to Good Practice

  • Improving Culture, Capability, Capacity, Communication, Collaboration and Competence in Local Authorities 
  • Gathering, developing intelligence and taking partnership action- the key transferable lessons to apply 

Senior Representative    
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough (Invited)

10:35 - 11:05

Morning Refreshments, Networking & Exhibition

11:05 - 11:35

Headline Sponsor

11:35 - 12:05

The Where and Why of Charity Fraud and Cyber Crime - The Results of the Largest Charity Survey Undertaken Anywhere

  • Understanding the nature and scale of fraud in the UK charity sector
  • Building resilience and taking a proactive approach to countering fraud
  • Ensuring good governance and putting in place robust internal controls to tackle abuse and mismanagement
  • Creating an anti-fraud culture, which is supported by organisation-wide fraud awareness programmes.
  • Best practice for implementing a counter fraud framework   

Alan Bryce   
Head of Development and Operational Intelligence 
Charity Commission (Confirmed)

12:15 - 12:45

Creating a Community of World-Class Counter Fraud Specialists

  • Empowering counter fraud specialists in order to build a robust counter fraud response, across the public sector 
  • Enhancing access to counter fraud capability 
  • Best practice for reporting and sensible benchmarks for meeting the counter fraud standards 

Craig Martin  
Head of Fraud, MI & Insight 
Cabinet Office (Invited)

12:45 - 13:45

Lunch, Networking & Exhibition

13:45 - 14:15

Case Study: Anti-Procurement Fraud Partnership- Lessons Learnt

  • Assessing the scale of organised crime threats to publicly procured services in councils and establishing strong partnerships to tackle this threat 
Paul Bradley

Paul Bradley  
Chief Internal Auditor and Corporate Fraud Manager  
Durham County Council (Confirmed)

14:15 - 14:35

Gold Partner

14:35 - 15:00

Embedding an anti-fraud culture


Ian MacMillian 
Senior Counter Fraud Specialist 
NHS (Confirmed)

15:00 - 15:35

The New Blueprint for Data Sharing: An Insight into the HMRC & DWP Information and Intelligence Sharing Pilot

  • Realising the opportunities of The Digital Economy Act 2017 
  • Examining how 29 local authorities are working with the Department for Work and Pensions, HM Revenues & Customs to recover millions in unpaid council tax

Senior Representative  
HM Revenues & Customs (Invited)


Senior Representative  
Department for Work and Pensions (Invited)

15:35 - 15:55

Afternoon Refreshments, Networking & Exhibition

15:55 - 16:15

Silver Partner

16:15 - 16:35

Fraud Protection for People at Risk: An Overview from the Office of the Public Guardian

  • Reviewing the current safeguards which protect vulnerable people from fraudsters 
  • Evaluating the distinction between police investigations and an OPG investigation 
  • Exploring how digital fraud against vulnerable people is evolving and steps local authorities will need to take to intervene 
  • Future regulatory scope for more oversight on the power of attorney 
Jan Sensier resized

Jan Sensier 
Deputy Director of Strategy and Corporate Service 
Office of the Public Guardian (Confirmed)

16:35 - 17:00

Getting Counter Fraud Awareness Right

Lucy Pledge New

Lucy Pledge
Head of Audit & Risk Management
Lincolnshire County Council (Confirmed)

Gillian Martin New

Gillian Martin
Principal Investigator  
Lincolnshire County Council (Confirmed)


End of Local Government Stream