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 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
Times we've used powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) (England) Regulations 2014 or similar powers 48 64 74
Employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud 12 17 18
Full-time equivalent employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud 12 17 18
Professionally accredited counter fraud specialists 12 14 14
Full-time equivalent professionally accredited counter fraud specialists 12 14 14
Amount spent on the investigation and prosecution of fraud £822,148 £898,502 £992,813*
Fraud cases investigated 654 443 458**

* 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.