Advice and information on benefits and grants managed by the council and central government.
If you think someone has committed housing or benefit fraud contact us now via:
The more information that you can provide the better our investigation will be.
Any information that you give will be treated in the strictest of confidence and you do not need to tell us your name.
If you would like to report another type of fraud, you can on our report fraud page.
If you receive benefit to which you are not entitled you may have to repay any amounts that are overpaid.
To avoid an overpayment occurring you should tell the Council straight away about any changes in your circumstances.
If you fail to tell us about anything that might affect your entitlement to benefit or make a false declaration on the application form you may be committing a benefit fraud, which is a criminal offence possibly resulting in prosecution.
The Council uses various methods to investigate fraud. For example, information can be matched against other council records, government agencies, employers or tax records and credit reference agencies.
If a fraud has been committed it is likely that it will be discovered and action taken.