We are working in partnership with South Derbyshire District Council to tackle fraud.
We have a dedicated team of investigators working to ensure that we are protected from fraudsters and to protect the public purse.
Fraud can involve:
We will look into all cases of fraud reported to us.
We will investigate any report of tenancy fraud. This includes sub-letting, applications for housing and right to buys.
The Council Tax Reduction Scheme is to help those on a low income to pay Council Tax. Anyone receiving this reduction has a duty to notify us of any changes in their circumstances. If you suspect anybody of failing to report a change, please let us know.
An adult over the age of 18 living alone will qualify for a 25% reduction on their Council Tax bill.
If you suspect someone is receiving this reduction but there is more then one adult at the address please let us know.
A property solely occupied by students is exempt from Council Tax charges.
If you suspect a property is not solely occupied by students and may be receiving this exemption please let us know.
Business Rate fraud can be:
If you suspect a business rate fraud please let us know.
If you suspect anyone of committing fraud against any area of the council please let us know.
We rely on members of the public reporting their concerns to us. Your knowledge and information is vital.
If you suspect anybody of committing fraud please tell us - you can remain anonymous.