Report Fraud - Business Rates
See details below to confidentially report someone making false applications for Business Rates discounts, exemptions and reductions.
Basildon Council's role is to try and stop fraud from happening and to catch people who make false claims. To do this, we need your help - fraud is not a victimless crime and innocent taxpayers are bearing the cost.
If you're reporting suspected fraud, you can chose to remain completely anonymous but any details given will be strictly confidential. Please provide as much detail as possible - the more information we have, the stronger our investigation will be.
Please see Privacy Notice - Business Rates for more information.
How to report Business Rates Fraud
If you suspect someone of making a false application, let the Council's Compliance team know by confidentially contacting us through one of the following ways:
Online Form: Fraud Confidential Reporting
Telephone: 01268 207800
In writing:Counter Fraud/AuditPO Box 4BasildonEssexSS14 1BY
What happens next?
Once a suspected fraud is reported to us, we will use the information you provide as part of a detailed investigation.
If there is evidence of fraud taking place, we will take the appropriate action.