Report Fraudulent Activity
Are you a victim of fraud? You might not realise, but the answer is most probably 'yes'.
Each year fraud costs individual councils and the Government billions of pounds across Britain. Your contributions pay for everything the Council and Government does and, when someone dishonest defrauds any services or benefits on offer, it's us, the innocent majority, who ultimately pay.
Benefit fraud is stealing from the public purse and it's taking money away from where it's needed most - schools, hospitals and other vital public services.
The Council's Assets Are Yours!
Fraud, inefficiency, misconduct, abuse and issues such as damage to the environment amount to misuse of your assets. We also administer the spending of your taxes on benefits and grants
The Council is committed to providing you with economic, efficient and effective services.
Stockton Council's Internal Audit Unit is responsible for dealing with cases of suspected fraudulent activity and is appealing to residents who are aware of such acts to report matters.
Don't let cheats abuse your assets! Confidential reporting, or 'whistle blowing', is the most successful means of combating this type of fraud.
If you have any concerns about misuse of Council services, or suspect fraudulent activity and/or corruption, the Council has set up confidential whistleblowing contacts for your use.
The Internal Audit Unit has produced a Public Guide to Responding to Fraud and Corruption which is available to download from this page.
The aim of this document is to advise members of the public on how to proceed if they have concerns in connection with any activities related to Council business that appear to be a misuse or inappropriate use of Council assets. Within this document you will find a list of points that may help to clarify your concerns and assist in the clear reporting of those concerns.
You can also find guidance notes at the Council's main reception areas and libraries, or you can email Internal Audit for more details.
To report suspected fraudulent activity, please use the who to contact information on this page, or via the online benefit fraud referral form.
- Fraud Referral Form form. - Online Fraud Referral Form
Public Guide - Responding to Fraud and Corruption
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