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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.

Home Office to investigate organised crime risk

The Home Office is to investigate the extent of the threat posed by organised crime to public services procured by councils as part of a government anti-corruption drive.

Posted by on 19th December 2014.

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.