The West Somerset area Planning Search will be unavailable on Wednesday 21 October from 6pm for essential maintenance.
We are committed to protecting the public funds entrusted to the council but we rely on members of the public reporting their concerns to us. If you suspect anyone of committing fraud please tell us – you don’t have to give us your personal details.
Fraud may include:
- giving false or incomplete information or documents
- lying about circumstances
- not reporting a change in circumstance when there is a legal requirement to do so
We have a dedicated team who will investigate fraud allegations relating to:
- Council tax
- Business (Non-domestic) rates
- Right to buy
- Blue badge
- Social care payments
Housing Benefit frauds are now dealt with by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP). To report benefit fraud call the DWP's National Fraud Hotline on 0800 854440 (lines open Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm) or fill in the DWP's online anonymous referral form.
There are different types of fraud – if you don’t see the type that you have concerns about here please tell us about it anyway, we may be able to help.
Reporting fraud online is quick and easy. It helps if you give us as much relevant information as you can as we may not be able to investigate if we don’t have enough details.