|Selby District Council is committed to paying Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support promptly and accurately to genuine claimants. We aim to protect public funds and make sure that benefits and support/reductions are paid to people who have a true entitlement to them. We will act against those people that knowingly receive benefits, support, reductions to which they are not entitled, this action could include prosecution.
In order to deal effectively with Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support Fraud, Selby District Council have an Enforcement Team whose objectives are to:
- Deter, and
- Take action against housing benefit/council tax support fraudsters in Selby District.
The Enforcement Team has trained investigators. They are qualified in counter fraud activities and are committed to carrying out their duties in a professional, efficient and fair manner.
The Enforcement Team relies heavily on information from the public and staff about suspected fraud. It is vital that you continue to pass this information to the team. If you suspect benefit/support fraud may be taking place, please use the contact details below to contact the Enforcement Team.
Reporting Benefit Fraud
To report a benefit cheat or tell us about someone you suspect is committing benefit fraud, please see our Benefit Fraud - Reporting page.