Counter fraud and corruption

We are opposed to all forms of fraud and corruption.

We are determined to protect the council from such actions whether attempted from within or by an outside individual, group or organisation. We consider fraud to have occurred when a person acts in a dishonest way to make a gain, cause a loss to the council or expose the council to the risk of loss.  Furthermore, we recognise that fraud and corruption undermine the standards of public service, which we promote, and reduces the resources available for the good of the whole community.

The information below shows the work we are doing to tackle fraud and corruption.

► Counter Fraud and Corruption Strategy

Housing Benefits and Council Tax fraud

Housing Tenancy fraud

Other types of fraud and corruption


Contact us

If you have any concerns regarding a suspected fraud or corruption either against the council or within it, you can contact:

The Internal Audit Manager, on 01799 510610  Email

The Monitoring Officer (Assistant Chief Executive), on 01799 510416

The Section 151 Officer (Director of Corporate Services), on 01799 510421 Email

The Chief Executive, on 01799 510400