Find out more about benefit fraud and how you can help to prevent it.
How can I report fraud?
Council Tax Reduction fraud
If you think someone is committing Council Tax Reduction fraud, you can report it to us online. Please see below for the different types of benefit fraud.
We have to have a good reason for investigating someone for benefit fraud so the form will ask you to give as much information as you can.
The information you provide is strictly confidential and you do not have to give your name unless you want to.
Housing Benefit and other benefit fraud
If you think someone is committing Housing Benefit or other benefit fraud you can report it online to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). You can make a report anonymously - you do not have to give your name or contact details unless you want to.
They will look at the information you provide and contact us where appropriate.
Give as much information as you can about the person you're reporting. This could include:
- their name
- their address
- the type of fraud you think they're committing
What happens after you report someone
The information you give will be looked at. If you've given enough information then the person's claim will be checked. You won't be told the outcome of the investigations though.
Sometimes no action is taken. It might be that the person has declared a change in their circumstances and their benefit is not affected by it.
If the person is found to have been committing benefit fraud then action will be taken against them. Action can include removing a person's benefits and prosecuting them in court.