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Government closes the net on tenancy cheats

Housing Minister Kris Hopkins has warned tenancy fraudsters that the net is closing in on those who con taxpayers out of money and deny hard-working families the opportunity to live in a council home.


Mr Hopkins said that life was ...

Posted by DCLG on 9th April 2014.

Fraudster Michele Tonge prosecuted for using sick mum's blue badge to enjoy free parking in Hanley

FRAUDSTER Michele Tonge is the first motorist in Stoke-on-Trent to be prosecuted for illegally using someone else's disabled badge to enjoy free parking.


The 46-year-old was caught out after being shopped by an anonymous caller to the city council ...

Posted by The Sentinel on 8th April 2014.

Suspended prison sentence after fraudulently claiming more than £19,000 in benefits

Mark Levantiz, 45, formerly of Church Lane in Wawne, appeared at Hull Crown Court on Friday to admit six offences.


He failed to declare a change in circumstances, provided false tenancy details and made false statements, affecting his entitlement to ...

Posted by Hulldailymail on 2nd April 2014.

Making a whistleblowing policy work

The National Audit Office has today published its second report on whistleblowing. The NAO’s first report reviewed whistleblowing policies from 39 bodies, including its own, against good practice.


This second report focuses on how organizations provide the best conditions ...

Posted by NAO on 25th March 2014.

Councils warn MPs of rise in fraud


In a Commons work and pensions committee hearing today Debbie Gibbons, national chair of the Local ...

Posted by Inquiry on 19th March 2014.