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Report fraud and read our anti-fraud and corruption policy.

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Fraud allegations we investigate

Our Anti-Fraud and Corruption Team investigates any allegations of fraud against the Council. There are specialist fraud areas that cover:

  • concerns about staff
  • contractors
  • Blue Badges
  • grants
  • council tax discounts and reliefs
  • social care claims.

Housing fraud

We also investigate allegations of subletting and fraudulent applications for:

  • housing
  • right to buy
  • cash incentives.

Confidentiality

We treat all calls and emails in the strictest confidence. 

Benefit fraud

The Department for Work and Pensions handle benefit fraud, including housing benefit. You can report benefit fraud online or call them on 0800 854 440.

Anti-fraud and corruption policy

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