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.
How to report benefit fraud
If you suspect someone is claiming benefits they're not entitled to, please call the benefit fraud hotline on 0800 111 6977. All information received is treated in total confidence.