Derbyshire Dales District Council is committed to ensuring that its services are of the highest possible quality, provide value for money and that it is fully accountable, honest and open in everything it does.
Dishonest and fraudulent acts may reflect adversely on the District Council, damaging its public image and reputation. Instances of fraud and corruption gain media attention, and are portrayed as evidence of inefficiency and weakness.
In addition The Bribery Act 2010 creates a new offence under section 7 which can be committed by commercial organisations which fail to prevent persons associated with them from bribing another person on their behalf. The Act primarily refers to commercial organisations however the Council is required to make officers aware of the offence of committing bribery on its behalf.
The Council must therefore ensure that it has taken all possible measures to prevent, detect and investigate corrupt or fraudulent acts, and has in place proper procedures to demonstrate that such measures are effective.
The Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) 2002, the Terrorism Act 2000 and the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 place obligations on the Council and its employees to establish internal procedures to prevent the use of their services for money laundering.
Read the document in full - Anti-Fraud Bribery Corruption & Money Laundering Policy & Strategy [128KB PDF]