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 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Times we've used powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) (England) Regulations 2014 or similar powers 74 98 68
Employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud 18 20 18
Full-time equivalent employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud 18 20 18
Professionally accredited counter fraud specialists 14 20 16
Full-time equivalent professionally accredited counter fraud specialists 14 20 16
Amount spent on the investigation and prosecution of fraud £992,813* £1,043,811 £1,360,983
Fraud cases investigated 458** 688 267

* Amount spent on the investigation and prosecution of fraud for 2018/19 shows salary and expenditure combined.

** The number of fraud cases investigated for 2018/19 includes all cases from all clients.