Last updated: 27 March 2024

Next review: 7 February 2025

We work to prevent and detect fraud that happens at the expense of the council, borough or wider community to make sure that public funds go to those that genuinely need it.

If you suspect that someone is committing fraud, bribery or corruption against the council, please tell us about it.  Your help is needed and could make a real difference.

Please complete the online referral form with as much detail as you have available.

Alternatively, you can call our fraud hotline 24 hours a day on 0300 003 1099 or you can email us at

You can report anonymously and any information you provide will stay confidential. We may need to work with other agencies to investigate but not all referrals lead to an investigation.