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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

Report Council Tax Fraud

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

Report Council Housing Fraud

This costs Councils millions of £s a year and includes:

  • Bribery and Corruption

  • Suppliers not fulfilling a contract

  • Bid-rigging and cartels

Report Procurement Fraud

Other Frauds

There are other frauds such as blue badge fraud, payroll fraud, grant fraud and business rate fraud.

Report other fraud

You can phone us on 01727 819332 or e-mail to

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.