If you know or suspect someone of committing fraud you can report it to us.
All reports of suspected fraud are treated with absolute confidence and you do not need to provide any of your personal details.
We can investigate fraud where:
- Someone is suspected of giving incorrect or misleading information in order to pay less or no council tax. This can include gaining an exemption or a discount
- Someone is suspected of fraudulently claiming Council Tax Support
- Someone has not registered to pay Council Tax to avoid the charge
Alternatively you can telephone our Fraud hotline on 01706 252582 or write to Fraud Investigation Team, Futures Park, Newchurch Road, Bacup, OL13 0BB
Housing Benefit fraud is now investigated by the Department for Work and Pensions.
You can telephone the National Local Authority Fraud Hotline on 0800 328 6340 to report allegations of Housing Benefit Fraud directly to them.
The latest sanction and prosecution policy can be found below