Birmingham Audit

Birmingham Audit helps the Council meet high standards of service delivery, conduct and governance, and assists with the prevention and detection of fraud.  This is achieved through the completion of independent reviews and examination of key systems and processes to ensure that risks are appropriately managed.

The service is delivered in accordance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations and in line with the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards

Housing Benefit

All Housing Benefit related fraud should be reported directly to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) you can also call the National Benefit Fraud Hotline on 0800 854 440.

Reporting suspected fraud

If you suspect fraud for example; someone avoiding payment of council tax or business rates or submitting a false housing application, we would like you to report it.

Report a fraud

Alternatively you can email: or call us on 0121 303 4130.

Fraud can involve:

  • providing us with false information or documents
  • making a false representation or letting us believe their circumstances are different to what they really are
  • withholding information in order to conceal something from us
  • not reporting changes in circumstances

Risk management

By managing risks proactively the council can make better use of limited resources and take advantage opportunities to improve services. More information about risk management can be found in the Risk Management Framework: 

Further information

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