Burnley Council is committed to protecting public funds and to ensuring that Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support are correctly awarded to the people that genuinely need financial assistance.
Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support are means tested ways of giving financial assistance to people who need help to meet their rent and council tax liabilities. If you suspect that someone is committing Housing Benefit fraud and or Council Tax Support fraud you can tell us about it in a way that suits you.
For Housing Benefit fraud you can report it online at www.gov.uk/report-benefit-fraud or telephone the National Benefit Fraud Hotline on free phone 0800 854 440. Or you can post it to NBFH PO Box 224 Preston PR11GP.
Contact us for Council Tax Support only (this was previously Council Tax Benefit).
Please do not contact us to report a Housing Benefit fraud, please use the details above.