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Dudley tenants flouting laws and renting council homes for money

More than 500 housing fraud investigations were launched during 2013/14.  As well as illegal sub-letting, officers also uncovered cases where tenants hadn’t been using their property as their only home and had been living elsewhere some of the ...

Posted by Express&Star on 18th December 2014.

Bodmin woman convicted of tenancy fraud

A woman from Bodmin has been convicted of tenancy fraud in what is believed to be the first prosecution in the county under new legislation.

Cornwall Council used the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act to prosecute Wendy Snowdon for ...

Posted by Cornish Guardian on 15th December 2014.

Lewisham steps up to protect the public purse

A former housing officer and her husband will pay up £90,000 as a result of the first Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) judgement to accept the loss to councils from tenancy fraud.

The case, for the first time in ...

Posted by on 2nd December 2014.

Government clampdown on fraud

Communities Minister Lord Ahmad today (26 November 2014) announced extra funding for a range of council-led projects to claw back billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money lost every year to fraud.

This government has repeatedly challenged councils to do more ...

Posted by DCLG on 28th November 2014.

Fighting Fraud Locally Strategy

“CIPFA are undertaking the research for the next Fighting Fraud Locally Strategy. We will be running workshops over the next few weeks but would like to get your thoughts on LA fraud. Below are 5 questions we would like you ...

Posted by R.Tiffen on 24th November 2014.