Benefit Fraud Is A Crime
Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit are
funded by a combination of Government Grants and Council Tax, so
they are funded by the taxes we all pay. Recent estimates of losses
to the public purse for benefit fraud, which includes Housing and
Council Tax Benefit and Department of Work and Pensions benefits
such Jobseekers Allowance and Income Support are in the region of
£2 Billion per year. That’s £80 for every household in the UK.
Our Counter Fraud Strategy highlights what we
will do to minimise fraud entering the system as well the steps we
will take to prosecute or fine those who defraud the council.
Our experience has shown that those who commit
benefit fraud often do so out of GREED and not
necessarily NEED and honest people will turn a
blind eye, as they do not believe that it directly affects
We are aware that:
Benefit Cheats fund their lifestyles at the
expense of those who are honest and hardworking.
Please help us to stop fraud within
Last Updated - 03/04/2013