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. Please refer to the Housing Benefit page for information on Housing Benefit fraud.
How to report fraud
We rely on the local community to help us detect fraud. All information is treated in the strictest confidence.
We have developed a new counter fraud App for Apple and Android mobile devices called ‘Bromley Fraud Reporter’ which you can use to quickly and efficiently report fraud. The App is available on App Store and Google play for free download.
Download the App ‘Bromley Fraud Reporter’ on Apple and Android mobile devices from;
Tel: 0800 169 6975
Tel: 020 8313 4886
Civic Centre, Stockwell Lane, Bromley, BR1 3UH