How we are doing

Fraud investigations and prosecutions

We investigate and prosecute cases of fraud.

It is important that fraud is reported.

You can tell us if you suspect someone of fraud or other economic crime.

The table below shows our totals of employees, costs, investigations and powers used to tackle fraud.

Fraud information 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Times we've used powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) (England) Regulations 2014 or similar powers 98 68 107
Employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud 20 18 18
Full-time equivalent employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud 20 18 18
Professionally accredited counter fraud specialists 20 16 16
Full-time equivalent professionally accredited counter fraud specialists 20 16 16
Amount spent on the investigation and prosecution of fraud £1,043,811 £1,360,983 £1,570,587
Fraud cases investigated 688 267 317