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Fraud

                                                                                                  

Fraud affects every household in the country. The total national fraud is estimated to be £78 billion, of which £20.3 billion is lost in the public sector. The largest area of local authority fraud loss is through housing fraud (estimated to be £900 million per year).

Fraud is the dishonest attempt to make a gain for yourself or cause a loss to another. Housing fraud includes, subletting, non residence and application.

The Housing Options Team cross-check information in applications and, where appropriate, refer these to the corporate anti-fraud team to investigate. If fraud is proven further action can be taken including indefinite removal from the housing register and court proceedings.

If you suspect someone may be committing fraud against Norwich City Council please call 0344 980 3333.

2.13    False information:

  • 2.13.1 Any applicant who deliberately attempts to deceive or defraud the scheme councils will be dealt with very severely. An applicant who is found to have made a false or deliberately misleading statement in connection with their application will have their application cancelled.  If an applicant knowingly gives false information in order to secure a home it is likely that they will lose that home. It is also likely that they will be prosecuted and if found guilty could be liable to a fine and/or imprisonment.

Norwich City Council is legally required to protect the public funds it administers. This means we may share information provided to us with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, or where undertaking a public function, in order to prevent and detect fraud.  Click here for further information.

 

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