Fraud is theft and costs you , the tax payer. It takes money away from services and people who need it the most.
Fraudulent activity includes, but is not limited to:
|Housing Benefit||Council Tax Benefit|
|Renovation Grant||Housing Tenancy|
|Fraud of Corruption by Employees||Abuse of Position|
|Contractor/Procurement||False Claims for Council Services|
|Council Tax||Business Rates|
|Identity Fraud||Theft of Council Property|
What you should do if you suspect housing benefit fraud
You can report suspected Housing Benefit fraud in three ways:
1. Contact the National Benefit Fraud Hotline on 0800 854 440 (the call is free and confidential)
2. Online at https://www.gov.uk/report-benefit-fraud or
3. by post - details on the form below.
Contacting us about all other types of fraud
If you suspect someone is committing a fraud or other illegal act against the Council it is important that you let us know. Our Fraud Hotline is a confidential way for you to pass your suspicions to us. To help us investigate your concerns, please tell us as much factual information as you can.
You will be able to contact us anonymously, however, we urge you to add your contact details as this will help us to undertake any investigations.
All communications will be treated in the strictest confidence. All reasonable steps will be taken to protect your identity, if you so wish.
Please use the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Write to us, marking the envelope "Private and Confidential" to:
The Internal Audit Manager,
St Albans District Council,
St. Peter's Street,
Phone us on:
Tel: 01727 - 819332
The Council's Anti-Fraud Policies
Transparency Code Fraud Data
Date of last review: 13 May 2016