Overview

28 Sep, 20228:45 am-3:20 pm

This year’s Tackling Public Sector Fraud Forum will focus on implementing effective data matching practices, building an organisational counter-fraud culture and developing in-house capacity to recover public funds. This event will also explore the impact the pandemic has had on fraud and how to tackle challenges that have arisen as a result.

This in person Conference will also feature a range of interactive sessions including live roundtables on the new normal in tackling fraud after the pandemic, as well as workshops on data matching and how to conduct fraud investigations.

This year’s Tackling Public Sector Fraud Forum will focus on implementing effective data matching practices, building an organisational counter-fraud culture and developing in-house capacity to recover public funds. This event will also explore the impact the pandemic has had on fraud and how to tackle challenges that have arisen as a result.

This in person Conference will also feature a range of interactive sessions including live roundtables on the new normal in tackling fraud after the pandemic, as well as workshops on data matching and how to conduct fraud investigations.

What to expect

  • Updates from Cifas and the Cabinet Office on effectively tackling fraud
  • Structured and interactive networking sessions
  • Roundtable discussions focusing on the impact of Covid-19 on tackling fraud

In Addition to the In Person Event: An Additional Interactive Platform

Your  delegate ticket also gives you access to our Conference online platform. Here you will be able to connect with attendees, set up virtual meetings before and after the Conference, and engage in discussion boards.

Agenda

8:45 am
Registration, Refreshments and Networking
Chair’s Welcome Address
Branislav Hock
Branislav Hock
Senior Lecturer in Economic Crime
University of Portsmouth
Confirmed
10:00 am
PSFA Update: Understanding the Role of the PSFA

In this session, the new Public Sector Fraud Authority will provide an overview of their role  within the public sector counter-fraud community, and their strategic priorities.

This session will include time for audience Q&A.

Mark Cheeseman OBE
Mark Cheeseman OBE
Director, Public Sector Fraud
Cabinet Office
Confirmed
10:30 am
How can the Public Sector Improve Data Sharing and Analytics to Detect and Prevent Fraud?
  • Highlighting how public sector organisations can share and access fraud data
  • Examining the evolving fraud risks facing the public sector following the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Sharing best practice for using shared data to improve your fraud prevention policies

This session will include time for audience Q&A.

Rachael Tiffen
Rachael Tiffen
Director, Public Sector
Cifas
Confirmed
11:00 am
Networking Break
11:30 am
Interactive Panel Discussion: How can the Public Sector Recover Public Funds Lost to Fraud During Covid-19?
  • Highlighting the role of recovering funds lost to fraud in supporting the recovery of the public sector following the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Discussing how to effectively investigate instances of fraud and error to support recovery
  • Sharing best practice for enforcement action to recover funds lost to fraud and error
Danielle Stevens
Danielle Stevens
Head of Counter Fraud Strategy and Policy
BEIS
Confirmed
Carol Owen
Carol Owen
Anti-Fraud & Corruption Team Manager
London Borough of Lewisham
Confirmed
Hadley Cramp
Hadley Cramp
Head of Counter Fraud
Department of Levelling Up, Housing, & Communities
Confirmed
Debbie Wright
Debbie Wright
Deputy Director - Counter Fraud Compliance and Debt Directorate
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Confirmed
12:15 pm
Networking Lunch
1:15 pm
NHSCFA Case Study: Effective Investigation & Fund Recovery

NHS Counter Fraud Authority is a health authority charged with identifying, investigating and preventing fraud and other economic crime within the NHS. NHSCFA recently recovered over £35,000 from a former NHS Practice Manager, 100% of the remuneration and pension that she was not entitled to.

This session will discuss:

  • How the NHS CFA gather information to detect fraud
  • Best practice for investigating suspected instances of fraud, and gather evidence for enforcement
  • Effective strategies for recovering funds lost to fraud and error
NHSCFA Representative
NHSCFA Representative
NHS Counter Fraud Authority
Confirmed
1:35 pm
Local Authority Case Study: Effective Collaboration to Improve Local Authority Counter Fraud Provision

The Shared Anti-Fraud Service (SAFS) is a partnership between councils in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, which aims to reduce both internal and external fraud losses.

This session will discuss:

  • How data and information are shared across the councils to ensure a joined-up approach to tackling fraud
  • The impact of effective partnership working on the cost of counter fraud activities
  • Best practice for effective collaboration across public sector organisations to prevent and detect fraud
Nick Jennings
Nick Jennings
Head of Service - Shared Anti-Fraud Service
Hertfordshire County Council
Confirmed
1:55 pm
Interactive Q&A Session
Nick Jennings
Nick Jennings
Head of Service - Shared Anti-Fraud Service
Hertfordshire County Council
Confirmed
NHSCFA Representative
NHSCFA Representative
NHS Counter Fraud Authority
Confirmed
2:15 pm
Networking Break
2:35 pm
Roundtable Discussion Sessions:

These sessions will allow you to assess the challenges faced by your organisation over the course of the pandemic and share insights and solutions with other delegates.

In this series you will be able to choose one roundtable to participate in. Each session will be chaired by a specialist.

Roundtable A: The Future of Fraud Prevention
Marc McAuley
Marc McAuley
Senior Counter Fraud Consultant
CIPFA
Confirmed
Roundtable B: Understanding bid-Rigging risk and fraud in public sector procurement
Sean McNabb
Sean McNabb
Director - Cartels Team
CMA
Confirmed
Roundtable C: Working Effectively with the NFI
Rich Wentel
Rich Wentel
Deputy Director, Counter Fraud Data Analytics & National Fraud Initiative
Cabinet Office
Confirmed
Roundtable D: Understanding Evolving Fraud Risks post-Covid
Katie Sargeant
Katie Sargeant
Audit Manager – Fraud & Error Centre of Expertise
National Audit Office (NAO)
Confirmed
3:10 pm
Chair’s Closing Address
Branislav Hock
Branislav Hock
Senior Lecturer in Economic Crime
University of Portsmouth
Confirmed
3:20 pm
Forum Close

Audience

This Forum is specifically designed for Local and Central Government and the wider Public Sector. Typical job titles will include:

  • Heads of Audit or Internal Audit
  • Counter-Fraud and Corruption Managers
  • Heads of Assurance
  • Finance Directors
  • Chief Executives
  • Revenues and Benefits Managers
  • Case Managers
  • Operation Managers
  • Cabinet Members for Finance and Governance
  • Finance Officers
  • Investigating Officers
  • Procurement Business Managers
  • Account Managers
This Forum is also open to the Police, Health, Private and Voluntary Sectors to encourage networking and debate.

Pricing

  • Public Sector
    £395+ VAT
  • Voluntary Sector (Large - £1Million+ Annual Income)
    £325+ VAT
  • Voluntary Sector (Small- Under £1Million Annual Income)
    £275+ VAT
  • Private Sector
    £595+ VAT
If you feel you have received an incorrect price or for any enquiries please contact 020 3770 6580 or [email protected] prior to completing the booking.

Sponsorship

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) is a UK-based international accountancy membership and standard-setting body.

Through our work, we help ensure public money is raised and spent with the highest degree of openness.

We are the only such body globally dedicated to public financial management.