Fraud and corruption

How to report fraud and corruption, how we are tackling fraud and corruption.

If you suspect fraud or corruption, including benefit fraud, please report it. We take all reports seriously and treat them confidentially. 

How we are tackling fraud and corruption 

Fraud is a big drain on our finances. The National Fraud Authority has estimated that it costs the country more than £2 billion a year.

We are tackling fraud in a number of areas including:

  • fraudulent applications under the Right to Buy scheme
  • unlawful use of social housing
  • false claims for various types of benefit (excluding Housing Benefit) and other financial support (including social care payments)
  • abuse of the Blue Badge scheme
  • fraudulently claiming Council Tax and Business Rate discounts

How we share your data

Personal information that we hold about you may be shared with fraud prevention agencies, who will use it to prevent fraud and money laundering, and to verify your identity.

If fraud is detected, you could be refused certain services, finance or employment.

For more on how your information will be used by us and these fraud prevention agencies, and your data protection rights, please email us.

Our fraud and corruption strategy

To read our fraud and corruption strategy, go to financial plans and strategies.

Housing tenancy fraud

Tenancy fraud is if you:

  • are sub-letting the whole or part of your council home
  • have made a false declaration, or submitted fraudulent documents to obtain a council tenancy
  • are not occupying your council property as your main, or principal home
  • have made a profit from any such activity

If you suspect someone of tenancy fraud, you can report it confidentially.

Report fraud or corruption

Report benefit fraud

Report Blue Badge fraud

Report housing tenancy fraud