New report published on social housing fraud
Tenancy Fraud Forum and Fraud Advisory Panel publish latest estimates
The Tenancy Fraud Forum and the Fraud Advisory Panel published a new report on social housing fraud in England on 19 April, which estimates that at least 148,000 homes are fraudulently occupied. In attempting to address the lack of official data on the matter, the report looks to estimate and assess the level of social housing fraud in England as a whole, as well as in nine regions of the country based on previous analysis of tenancy fraud data. According to the report, the amount of tenancy fraud detected fell by 50 per cent between 2013/14 and 2019/20, following the abolition of the Audit Commission in 2015.