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 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Times we've used powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) (England) Regulations 2014 or similar powers 64 74 98
Employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud 17 18 20
Full-time equivalent employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud 17 18 20
Professionally accredited counter fraud specialists 14 14 20
Full-time equivalent professionally accredited counter fraud specialists 14 14 20
Amount spent on the investigation and prosecution of fraud £898,502 £992,813* £1,043,811
Fraud cases investigated 443 458** 688

* 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.