Information, policies and publications

Fraud policies and publications

City of Lincoln Council and North Kesteven District Council Fraud and Sanction Policy

The City of Lincoln and North Kesteven District Councils are committed to protecting public funds by taking action to combat benefit fraud.  

The Councils will not tolerate any form of benefit fraud, whether it is attempted from within or outside of the Councils.

If there is sufficient evidence to show that a claimant or some other third party has committed benefit fraud, the Councils will consider taking action against that person under the appropriate legislation.

Scam Aware

Every year millions of people across the UK fall prey to scammers. However, it remains largely unreported, and its consequences can be devastating. It can affect anyone, but most, often, it is the elderly, isolated and vulnerable who fall victim. This document provides details on possible signs of Scams , general procedures and much more.

Anti-Bribery Policy

The Anti-Bribery Policy provides information on the scope and objective of the policy as well as the council’s commitment to action.

Counter Fraud Policy

We take a zero tolerance approach to all forms of fraud, corruption and theft. This document explains our aims and objectives as well as our responsibilities and principles.

Whistle Blowing Policy

This policy provides information on what the Whistle Blowing Policy is alongside guidance.

Money Laundering Policy

We are committed to preventing the council and its employees being exposed to Money Laundering. This document provides details on possible signs of Money Laundering, general procedures and much more.

National Fraud Initiative

This authority is required by law to protect the public funds it administers. Every two years the council supplies data to the Audit Commission who review and compare it to prevent and detect fraud, this is known as the National Fraud Initiative (NFI).

You can find out further information on our National Fraud Initiative page.