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Report Fraud

  • Council tax and benefits

Stop fraud in Barnet

We are committed to reducing and preventing fraud and corruption in Barnet.  We will take action to prevent, detect and investigate all types of fraud to ensure public funds are protected and used for those in genuine need.

The council has a Corporate Anti Fraud Team (CAFT), which is a specialist investigative unit established to investigate allegations of fraud and irregularities, including:

  • housing and tenancy fraud e.g. illegal subletting, false application for housing
  • council tax fraud e.g. claiming to be single and receiving 25 per cent discount on your council tax
  • disabled parking / blue badge fraud e.g. parking on disabled bays when the blue badge holder is not present
  • procurement fraud
  • payroll and pension fraud
  • business rates fraud e.g. companies falsely claiming empty property or charitable relief
  • direct payments fraud e.g. people who falsely claim to be disabled to obtain care funds or misuse the funds

As well as other kinds of internal fraud, bribery, corruption or money laundering activity.

From 1 July 2015, if you want to report a housing benefit fraud please call the Department for Work & Pensions' National Benefit Fraud Hotline on 0800 854 440, or report it online here.

Report Fraud

Report all suspicions of fraud against the council and its partners to the Corporate Anti-Fraud Team.

Report fraud online



  • Corporate Anti-Fraud team
  • North London Business Park,
    Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1NP
  • Tel: 020 8359 2007
  • Email: CAFT@barnet.gov.uk

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