Anti bribery, fraud and corruption

Last Updated: 3 April 2024

We do not tolerate fraud and corruption and you are encouraged to raise any concerns you have with us.

Anti-bribery, fraud and corruption policy

Our anti-bribery fraud and corruption policy (PDF 231KB / 12 pages) gives our commitment to stopping fraud using public funds ethically and legally.

Anti-money laundering policy (PDF 143KB / 6 pages)

Whistleblowing policy

We want to create an environment where people can tell us about fraud or corruption.

Our whistleblowing policy (PDF 88KB / 6 pages) 

Council Tax discount fraud

We are taking part in the NFI initiative to identify abuse of Council Tax single person discount.

As part of the initiative households in South Lakeland that claim to be occupied by a person living on their own are checked to make sure that the discount they receive is still applicable. This is to ensure that households receive the discounts they are entitled to.

If you would like to find out more about this or other data matching exercises, please go to National Fraud Initiative.

Benefit fraud

Benefit fraud is a crime that affects us all. We have procedures to prevent and detect benefit fraud and we take strong action against offenders.