Useful Links regarding your Rent
The helpline that provides free confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems.» National Debt Line
If you would like to find out more about your rent responsibilities, please read the attached information sheet. This will ensure you are aware of how much rent you should pay, plus where and when you should pay it.» Your rent responsibilities
Benefit fraud was recently voted the third most worried about type of fraud by visitors to the Crimestoppers website during a poll hosted this year. Benefit fraud and tax credit fraud cost the UK £1.6 billion a year – with £1.2 billion of this coming from benefit fraud and £0.4 billion lost on tax credits. This type of fraud also affects HMRC in relation to the abuse of tax credits, which is why Crimestoppers and DWP have launched this campaign to encourage people to report suspected benefit fraud.
While most people on benefits only claim what they are legally entitled to, there are some who exploit the benefit system to take money they are not entitled to. An example would be a person who dishonestly claims they are a single parent, when they in fact live with their partner. Other types of benefit fraud include claimants not declaring properties they rent out, or not declaring their income from jobs by saying they cannot find work.
If you have any information about anyone committing benefit fraud or any other crime, please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or use this online form.
Havebury has good links with local advisory and support agencies such as the Citizens Advice Bureau, Christians Against Poverty and SNAP floating support who we can make referrals to offer you further support to help you maintain your tenancy and improve your financial circumstances.