Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Anti-Fraud Team Stop Right To Buy Cheats

Fraudulent claims made by people trying to buy council homes under Right To Buy legislation rose in Oxford from £385k to £2.7m last year, new figures show. The city council's fraud investigation team stopped 35 applications in 2015-16, which could have cost taxpayers as much as £77,900 each. In 2014-15 officers stopped fraudulent applications worth £385,000. The scheme allows people to buy council houses for a discount which was increased in 2014 from 60% to 70%. Read more on the BBC website.

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