Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour
Fraud and other economic crimes such as theft, bribery, corruption and money laundering cost the UK taxpayer billions of pounds each year.
If you suspect someone is committing fraud, report it.
Benefit fraud cases are investigated by the government's Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Contact the DWP if you suspect someone is committing benefit fraud: either by phoning the National Benefit Fraud Helpline on 0800 854 440 or by reporting it through the GOV.UK website.
Other types of fraud
There are several types of fraud and economic crime that affect council services. You should let us know if you suspect someone is committing any of the following:
- housing tenancy fraud
- council tax fraud
- business rates fraud
- Blue Badge fraud for disabled parking
- social care fraud
- insurance fraud
- council employee and contractor fraud, bribery or corruption
- money laundering
We take action against anyone who commits these types of crime against us.
- Counter Fraud Bribery and Corruption Policy and Strategy
- Counter Money Laundering Policy and Strategy
You can report fraud (other than benefit fraud) using our online form.
You can report anonymously using the form above, or contact us:Counter fraud and investigation
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
Page last updated: 30/10/2019