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Report a benefit cheat

Council One Stop Shop

If you suspect someone is claiming housing and/or council tax benefit that they are not entitled to please tell us about it now. Any information you give will be treated in the strictest confidence.

You can report suspected benefit fraud by:

  • telephoning or texting our hotline - 08000 737377
  • completing the online referral form 
  • writing to us
  • completing a benefit cheat card (available from our one stop shops

The more information you can provide, the more successful our investigation will be. Please try to include the following:

  • the name and address of the person you are reporting and any other persons involved for example, their partner.
  • a description of the person you are reporting (height, build, age, hair colour and style) and any other persons involved, such as, partner, lodgers, non dependants.
  • where the person or their partner works; employers name; days they work; how they are paid; how long they have worked; do they wear a uniform; times of leaving/returning home; how do they travel to work?
  • does the person have a vehicle? If so, please provide colour, make, model and where the vehicle is kept.
  • do they have undeclared savings? If so, how much; which bank/building society are the accounts held with?

Contact us



08000 737377

Benefit Fraud
PO Box 300
Civic Centre
High Street
BS15 0DS