Fraud investigation

The council has a Corporate Anti Fraud Team (CAFT), which is a specialist investigative unit established to investigate allegations of fraud and irregularities, including:

  • housing tenancy fraud
  • procurement fraud
  • payroll and pension fraud
  • other kinds of internal fraud, bribery, corruption or money laundering activity.
  • blue badge fraud and misuse
  • staff fraud

Report all suspicions of fraud against the council and its partners to the Corporate Anti-Fraud Team.

To report a housing benefit fraud please call the Department for Work & Pensions' National Benefit Fraud Hotline on 0800 854 440 or report it online here.

Report fraud