Countering fraud: a guide for housing associations

Written by counter-fraud specialists RSM, this new book provides practical advice on how to make your organisation thoroughly protected and fraud resilient.

23 March 2017

Since the Federation published the first edition of Countering Fraud in 2012, a number of developments have significantly changed the fraud landscape in the UK, specifically for housing associations. This new book on updates on:

  • seven common types of fraud, with tips on how to spot them
  • new fraud types created by technological advances
  • a step-by-step guide on how to respond if fraud has been identified 
  • how to be proactive and create a fraud risk management programme.

Look inside


  • Author: David Foley, RSM UK
  • Number of pages: 76
  • ISBN: 978 0 86297 591 3
  • Publisher, year: National Housing Federation, 2017

About the author

David is the Head of the Forensic and Fraud Risk Services team at RSM.

David works with numerous social housing clients and wider not for profit organisations. He has extensive experience assisting them in identifying, understanding and assessing their fraud and bribery risks, while taking the lead in implementing fraud and bribery risk controls, with a focus on prevention and detection methods, inclusive of enhancing their fraud resilience.

He also has vast experience in investigating complex financial frauds of varying scale and complexity. He is an Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist, Certified Fraud Examiner and trained Financial Investigator, providing strategic steer and tactical advice in developing RSM’s services to their client base. David has worked across a wide range of housing sector clients, both in a proactive and reactive nature.

He has authored this Countering Fraud guide to enable organisations to better understand their fraud and bribery risks and focus their efforts on implementing measures to prevent incidents from taking place.

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