Our Corporate Fraud Investigator deals with fraud committed against the Council, in particular:
Housing Benefit fraud is no longer investigated by councils and should be reported to the Department for Work and Pensions by:
Runnymede is part of the Surrey Counter Fraud Partnership, working together with seven other district/borough councils in Surrey and the County Council to combat fraud. We share data and match information for the purpose of prevention, detection, investigation and, where appropriate, the prosecution of fraud and the recovery of debts created by fraudulent activity. We can prosecute under various Acts of Parliament including, the Fraud Act, the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act and the Theft Acts.