This means that, from 1 August 2015, Islington Council will no longer be responsible for investigating and prosecuting Housing Benefit fraud. The council's remaining Benefit Fraud Investigation Officers will transfer to SFIS from this date and will be located at DWP offices.
Reporting benefit fraud
Suspicions of benefit fraud can be reported anonymously in the following ways:
- By telephone to the National Benefit Fraud Hotline 0800 854 440
- Online at https://secure.dwp.gov.uk/benefitfraud/
- By writing to NBFH, PO Box 224, Preston, PR1 1GP
More information about reporting benefit fraud can be found at https://www.gov.uk/report-benefit-fraud