St Albans Anti-Fraud Team
Fraud costs local tax payers millions of pounds each year. This prevents public money from going to the places that need it most and improving your community.
According to the latest government figures, fraud is increasing. We need your help to tackle this.
Nationally this costs £60m a year and includes:
Falsely claiming you are living alone, or you are a student
Falsely claiming discounts of exemptions
Failing to tell us when your income changes
Nationally this costs £1.8m a year and deprives people in genuine need of a home. It includes:
Sub letting a Council House
Leaving a Council House empty
Making a fraudulent right to buy application
Providing false information to get a Council House
This costs Councils millions of £s a year and includes:
Bribery and Corruption
Suppliers not fulfilling a contract
Bid-rigging and cartels
There are other frauds such as blue badge fraud, payroll fraud, grant fraud and business rate fraud.
Write to us, marking the envelope "Private and Confidential" to:
The Internal Audit Manager, St Albans District Council,
Civic Offices, St. Peter's Street,
St. Albans AL1 3JE
For benefit fraud like Housing Benefit, Income Support, Disability Benefit, Universal Credit report it to the Department for Work and Pensions.
To report Adult Social Care, Blue Badge or School Admission Fraud, please visit SAFS.