Benefit fraud

About housing benefit and/or council tax fraud

We take fraud very seriously and have a dedicated team of Investigators working hard to combat fraud in your area.

Since the transformation of the Single Fraud Investigation Service our investigators continue to investigate cases of council tax support and single persons discount fraud. Our team investigates cases of fraud across four Leicestershire Authorities including:

  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Harborough District Council

The team is highly skilled and investigate every allegation with integrity, confidentiality and efficiency.

Remember, if you are receiving help towards your rent or your council tax, it is your responsibility to notify us immediately of any change in your circumstances.

You must not assume that other organisations, such as the Department for Work and Pensions, will notify us on your behalf.

It can be an offence if after a change in your circumstances, you continue to receive payments of housing benefit and/or council tax support that you are not entitled to.

Suspect housing benefit and/or council tax fraud? How to report benefit fraud

Last updated: 03/02/2017 10:40

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