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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 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:
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