Benefits - fraud investigation

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Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council is committed to the prevention and detection of fraud. This commitment is reinforced by the application of an Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policy and a specific Benefits Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policy. The council also has a Confidential Reporting "Whistleblowing" Code and an Anti Money Laundering Policy. This enables staff, councillors and everyone dealing with the council to be able to report any concerns with full knowledge and confidence in how they will be dealt with. If you wish to contact these sections you can do so as follows:-

Internal Audit

The Internal Audit Section provides an independent and objective opinion to the organisation on the control environment. The control environment includes the systems of governance, risk management and internal control. This opinion is made by carrying out reviews of all areas of the Council's activities and reporting the outcome of these reviews to the Audit Committee. The section also investigates any concerns raised under the Confidential Reporting Code and works closely with other services within the Council to ensure that economic and efficient work practices exist.

The work of the Internal Audit Section is regularly reported to the Audit Committee and these reports can be viewed on the Committee Reports web page under "Audit Committee".

Telephone 01732-876085 (Direct Line)
Fax 01732-876389
email financial.services@tmbc.gov.uk

National Fraud Initiative

The Council is required to participate in the Audit Commission data matching exercise called the National Fraud Initiative. For further details of this exercise and links to the Audit Commission information pages click on NFI

Benefit Fraud

The Benefits Investigation Section investigate all allegations of Benefit fraud.

Telephone 01732 - 876337 (Direct Line) 01732 876337 (Out of Hours Answerphone)
Fax 01732-876389
email fraud@tmbc.gov.uk

If you wish to report any suspicions to the council there is a list of information that would be useful to help the council to undertake an investigation.

application form and pencilYou can complete the online Fraud Reporter form or write to us. However, you should only tell us what you know and not seek any further information.

Council policies