Internal Audit Open Data and the Local Government Transparency Code

We are committed to being open and transparent about how we work, our decision-making processes and the services provided. 

The Local Government Transparency Code has been issued to meet the Government’s desire to increase democratic accountability and make it easier for local people to contribute to the local decision making process and help shape public services.

As part of the Transparency Code, the Council needs to publish certain data in relation to fraud and investigation activity.

The following information relates to investigations into fraud and irregularity carried out by Internal Audit.

For the purpose of these figures "fraud" is an intentional false representation, including failure to declare information or abuse of position, that is carried out to make gain, cause loss or expose another to the risk of loss. This includes cases where management authorised action has been taken including, but not limited to, disciplinary action, civil action, or criminal prosecution.

CSV file detailing all fraud and irregularity investigations carried out by Surrey County Council's Internal Audit and Counter Fraud team.

Specific data schema details can be found on the Local Government Association's (LGA) website

This data is published as part of Surrey's obligations for transparency, as set out in the Local government transparency code 2015 - GOV.UK (

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