Report fraud

Housing benefit fraud

All housing benefit fraud is now dealt with by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). You can report any suspected benefit fraud to the DWP online

Fraud against the councils

Fraud is an act of deception to gain a financial advantage from another person or organisation. When fraud is committed against the councils, it reduces the money we hold to pay for the services we deliver.

Our Counter-Fraud team is committed to the prevention, detection and investigation of fraud and error in all areas of the councils, including:

  • Social Tenancy (subletting, non-residence, obtaining housing by deception)
  • Council Tax and Business Rates (false claims for discounts, reductions or exemptions)
  • Procurement (the council being overcharged for goods or services)
  • False applications (insurance claims, grants or services)
  • Internal (fraud by someone employed or working for the council)

Report a fraud against the councils

If you want to report a fraud to us, all the information you provide will be treated with strict confidentiality. You don’t have to give us your name and contact details; however this can be useful if we require further information from you. You can report a suspicion of fraud in the following ways

  • Online, using our reporting form below
  • By free telephone call to our hotline, on 0800 731 7039
Corporate fraud - Report fraud online

Step 1 of 3 - Details about who you suspect

Their gender:

Data Protection

For information and your rights on how the councils use your personal information, please visit our privacy notice.