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Benefit fraud


Investigations into benefit fraud are no longer undertaken by the council. They are all now dealt with by the Single Fraud Investigation Service, which is part of the Department for Works and Pensions.

Report benefit fraud

Department of Work and Pensions National Fraud Hotline: 0800 854 440


Benefit fraud includes people who have not declared they are working, are deliberately withholding information that affects their benefits, are living with a partner or spouse who works and has not been declared and landlords claiming housing benefit for people who don’t live in their properties. It is helpful if you can provide as much detail as possible when making any referral.