Barnet Homes count International Anti-Fraud Awareness Week a success

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Barnet Homes supported Barnet CAFT (Council Anti-fraud Team) during their recent drive to promote International Fraud Week – the outcome from that is that was a great success.

Barnet’s dedicated counter-fraud team, CAFT, work to protect the public purse and detect, disrupt and investigate those intent on committing fraud.

Staff from Barnet Homes and CAFT went on a door-knocking campaign to confirm that the right tenants were actually resident. 500 properties were checked as part of International Fraud Awareness Week.

As a result, one tenant has agreed to hand the keys to his property back in December. This means the property can be re-let to people in genuine need of housing – it is estimated this has saved the taxpayer £9.3million. This is based on the equivalent average cost of building a new social housing unit being £150,000.

 

2017-12-01T16:50:00+00:00 December 1st, 2017|