Benefit fraud

We have transferred responsibility for Housing Benefit fraud investigations to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Residents who suspect someone of committing this type of fraud should let the DWP know by calling 0800 854 440 or report it online:

Report benefit fraud

The responsibility for investigating Council Tax Support fraud will remain with the local authority. We will take responsibility for investigating any potential fraudulent claim for this support. Residents who suspect someone of committing this type of fraud should call 0800 328 6453 or report it online:

Report council tax fraud online

We rely on the public to help us prevent and detect fraud.

All information is treated in the strictest confidence.

Anti fraud and corruption strategy