Whistle-blowing is one of the top sources of information by which public bodies identify and stop frauds. If you have reason to believe that either:
is behaving dishonestly or fraudulently, you should raise your concerns. This could be anything from giving false information to claim grants or benefits, or staff / councillors receiving inducements or rewards to influence decisions etc.
If you know or suspect that someone is claiming Housing Benefit and / or Council Tax Reduction which they aren't entitled to, please report it.
All other types of fraud and corruption are generally dealt with by the Council's Internal Audit team. Please contact us via our dedicated e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you can let us know your concerns by calling our Confidential Anti-Fraud Hotline (run by Expolink, an external organisation) on 0800 731 6202. This number can be used in confidence, and can be used anonymously if you so wish.