Fraud reporting

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: 

  • a Councillor

  • a Council employee

  • a contractor or supplier to the council

  • a member of the public

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: