At Rushcliffe Borough Council we are committed to combating Benefit Fraud and stopping the cheats. The Council works closely with the Department for Work and Pensions and assists with the investigation of any cases where a government benefit or an award of local council tax reduction has been falsely claimed. This is a test.
You can use the Department for Work and Pensions channels as follows:
The information needed to investigate a suspected fraud includes
More questions might be asked but these are normally the ones that start an investigation.
The simple answer to this question is, no.
Any information you provide is treated as confidential and will remain so. The person you report will not know who's reported them. Only certain authorised officers at the Council and Department for Work and Pensions are able to see those details.
All allegations are examined and where it can be seen that a fraud is being committed, the case will be thoroughly investigated by the Department for Work and Pensions.
When a fraud is detected, the Council and Department for Work and Pensions are able to prevent any further losses and where necessary, recover any overpayments and punish the offender.