West Berkshire Council

Benefit Fraud

Preventing fraud entering the benefit system

Council Tax and Council Tax Reduction Fraud

We take fraud seriously and we will investigate allegations relating to Council Tax and/or Council Tax Reduction. 
These allegations could originate from members of the public, officers and members of the council or other government departments.

If you suspect someone is claiming benefit to which they're not entitled, please let us know.  You may remain anonymous, although it would be helpful to take your name and phone number in case we need more information at a later date.  Any information that you provide will remain strictly confidential and we will not give your name to anyone else.

Please use our secure, confidential  online form or contact the Council Tax Team.

Housing Benefit Fraud

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are responsible for investigating any allegations relating to Housing Benefit Fraud.

You can report Housing Benefit fraud anonymously through the DWP website, or through their hotline - 0800 854 440  (textphone 0800 320 0512).