The council will take action to prevent, detect and investigate all types of fraud to ensure public funds are protected and used for those in genuine need. We will prosecute and if someone is convicted, we will always take steps to recover any losses incurred.
We work in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich to investigate allegations of fraud relating to:
- Housing (except housing benefit fraud. This is now the responsibility of the DWP)
- Council tax
- Business rates
- Disabled Parking / Blue Badge
- Grant claims
- Help with social care costs
- Fraud or corruption by employees, councillors, suppliers, contractors
- Other types of fraud
As well as giving information someone knows to be false or inaccurate, it is also fraudulent not to tell the council about a change in their circumstances.
How to report fraud
We rely on the local community to help us detect fraud. All information is treated in the strictest confidence.
Fraud can be reported by calling the fraud hotline 0800 169 6975