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Pair prosecuted for housing fraud

Northampton Borough Council is reminding people of the dangers of making false applications for social housing after two women from Northampton were prosecuted for separate housing fraud offences.

The cases, which were both heard at Northampton Magistrate’s Court on ...

Posted by Sara Essex on 2nd March 2015.

£400K to combat fraud across Gloucestershire

Cotswold District Council has successfully bid for over £400,000 from the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to expedite the establishment of a Gloucestershire-wide Counter Fraud Unit.

CDC has been the lead authority for this funding, and the ...

Posted by Cotswold District Council on 12th February 2015.

Kent gets £480,000 to tackle fraud

Tackling fraud has always been a priority for Kent authorities and now they have successfully bid for a £480,000 grant from the government to help boost the fight against fraud throughout the county.

The bid was one of only ...

Posted by Kent County Council on 12th February 2015.

Maximum benefit fraud fines could be increased to £5,000

The maximum administrative penalty for benefit fraud that can be offered as an alternative to prosecution could be doubled under government proposals.

The House of Commons will be asked to approve plans to increase the maximum fine from £2,000 ...

Posted by BBC NEWS on 29th January 2015.

Housing benefit fraud and error report published

The Department has failed to tackle problems with Housing Benefit fraud and error quickly or convincingly according to the Public Accounts Committee's report published on Tuesday 13 January 2015.

The Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP, Chair of the Committee ...

Posted by on 19th January 2015.