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Benefit fraud

The vast majority of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support claimants are honest; however there is a minority who decides to fraudulently claim Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support. To effectively deal with the minority who claim their benefits fraudulently, the Council has a dedicated Benefit Fraud Investigation Team (fraud team) within the Benefits Service.

The fraud team will promote an anti-fraud culture and the fraud manager will ensure that the fraud team is adequately resourced to investigate cases to prosecution standards.

We all have a moral responsibility to report benefit fraud; local government employees have a duty to do so. To really protect our hospitals, schools and services, we need your help.

Benefit fraud team


Tel: 024 7683 2549

Floor 1
Christchurch House
Earl Street

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