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Report fraud

Fraud has an impact on the level of Council Tax, the level of Income Tax and the level of resources available to share amongst our community. Those found breaking the law face a criminal record.

Each pound lost to fraud represents a loss to the public purse, and reduces the ability of the public sector to provide services to people who need them.

If you think someone is committing fraud against the council, or if you have evidence of corruption or other wrongdoing, please tell us.

Report benefit fraud

You can report suspected benefit fraud on GOV.UK:

Report other fraud

You can report other suspected fraud to the Shared Anti Fraud Service (SAFS):

Report fraud

Examples of fraud that may affect us or our customers:

  • false claims or misuse of council grants
  • contract fraud
  • tenancy fraud

You can also report fraud by email to: or telephone 0300 123 4033.

SAFS is a partnership of councils with the aim to reduce fraud and the risk of fraud through awareness, training and investigation. 

Personal fraud

If you have been a victim of fraud yourself you can report this to Action Fraud