Areas of Work

The primary purpose of West Yorkshire Financial Investigation Service is to help Local Authorities and public sector organisations recover money obtained through crime by use of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

We have experience of a number of sectors, with the most notable cases originating from the following areas of investigation:

  • Environmental Health - Unregistered/unapproved food establishments, food fraud, unlicensed animal boarding/breeding establishments, waste management, etc.
  • Corporate Fraud – Council tax reduction, social care/direct care payments, grants, procurement/tendering, social housing, Right-to-Buy, employee, rogue landlords, unlicensed HMO’S, etc.
  • Trading Standards – counterfeiting, illicit tobacco, rogue trader, doorstep crime, food fraud, etc.
  • In addition to the above, our PINS (Professionalism in Security) trained fraud investigators can offer fraud investigation where required, for example due to a lack of resources or expertise.

For examples of the type of work West Yorkshire Financial Investigation Service can help with, visit our Case Studies page.