The Council seeks to deter and prevent fraud, corruption, bribery, theft and money laundering, but where there is suspicion or detection of such wrongdoing then thorough investigation will take place, with a consistent, balanced approach.
Where commitment of these elements of fraud are proven, appropriate sanctions will be applied with the Council seeking to recover all losses.
A new hotline has been launched to stop fraudsters illegally targeting COVID stimulus schemes. In an initiative between government and the independent charity Crimestoppers, the public can now call a new COVID Fraud Hotline (0800 587 5030) anonymously and free of charge to report suspected fraudulent activity. Further details can be found at Gov.uk.