Every year thousands of pounds of your money is stolen by cheaters, money that should be used to improve your local community.
Don’t let them get away with it.
Right now, fraudsters are cheating us all. Here’s how they do it …
Housing tenancy fraud
Someone who has committed a social housing fraud by
- illegally sub-letting
- not living in the property and leaving it empty
- making a fraudulent Right to Buy application
- taking (or making) a payment for a mutual exchange
- living in a property after the tenant has died, where they had no right to succeed
- giving false or misleading information to get the tenancy
Council Tax fraud
Someone who gets a Council Tax discount by falsely
- stating the property is empty
- claiming they live alone
- claiming they are a student
- claiming Council Tax Support falsely by doing undeclared work or having capital/property in excess of the limit
Business rates fraud
- A person or business liable for Business Rates who falsely claims an exemption or relief they are not entitled to
Have you spotted a cheater?
Finance Portfolio Holder Councillor Gagan Mohindra said: “Have you spotted a cheater? Tell us immediately. Your report will be treated in the strictest confidence and can be given anonymously.”
“Fraud is not a victimless crime. It is taking money from honest taxpayers. Every penny lost to fraud means we have less money to spend on providing the services you want.”
“Spot the cheater and don’t let them get away with fraud!”