Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
In line with social distancing advice and to protect residents and staff the Council has taken the decision to close the Council offices to the public until further notice.
Whilst the offices are closed to visitors, our operating hours remain unchanged.
You are still able to access services and information from the website 24/7 and via email and phone during operating hours.
For information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19), and to volunteer to help in your community, please see our Coronavirus information page.
For information on our services, including waste collections, please see our Service update and information page
For information on businesses and business rates, please see our Business advice page
Reporting fraud and other economic crime
Fraud and other economic crimes – such as theft, bribery, corruption and money laundering – cost the UK taxpayer billions of pounds each year.
If you suspect someone is committing fraud, report it.
Benefit fraud cases are investigated by the government's Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Contact the DWP if you suspect someone is committing benefit fraud:
: 0800 854 440 - National Benefit Fraud helpline
Other types of fraud
There are several types of fraud and economic crime that affect council services. You should let us know if you suspect someone is committing any of the following:
- housing tenancy fraud
- council tax fraud
- business rates fraud
- Blue Badge fraud for disabled parking
- social care fraud
- insurance fraud
- council employee and contractor fraud, bribery or corruption
- money laundering
We take action against anyone who commits these types of crime against us.
You can report anonymously using the form above, or contact us:
Counter fraud and investigationPO Box 1, Thurrock Council, New Road, Grays, RM17 6LT
Tel: 03000 999 111
Any report of fraud or economic crime against us will be taken extremely seriously.