Fraud and Whistleblowing Policies

The Council has a policy of zero tolerance of fraud and corruption and has an Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption Strategy in place.

Whistleblowing Policy

We have a Whistleblowing Policy to give all those working for the Council, suppliers and those providing services under a contract with the Council the confidence to come forward and raise issues of concern without fear of reprisals.

Report Fraud

East Herts Council is working with five other Hertfordshire councils to investigate, detect and prevent fraud across council services.

The service includes a dedicated hotline for people to report their concerns and will provide robust fraud prevention, detection and investigation across council services including: business rates avoidance, blue badge fraud, tenancy fraud, housing waiting list fraud, contract and procurement fraud and council tax discount/reduction/exemption fraud.

The team is based at the county council's Stevenage offices. If you have a concern about fraud you can email: or contact the fraud hotline on 0300 123 4033 in confidence.

Fraud (Fraud Investigation and Counter-Fraud)

This information is published under p43 of the Local Government Transparency Code. The latest results on this are reported annually at Performance and Government committee meetings. For the latest results, please see the Committee report

Benefit Fraud

If you want to report Benefit Fraud, please visit our Benefit Fraud page for more information and to complete our online Benefit Fraud reporting form.