BENEFIT fraud investigations are to be taken over by the Department for Work and Pensions from next week.

Hillingdon residents who suspect that someone is committing this type of fraud should call 0800 854 440 or visit to report it.

Benefit fraud includes people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance when they have a job or deliberately failing to describe their finances accurately when applying for benefits.

Other types of fraud, such as people illegally sub-letting council properties or fraudulent use of disabled blue badges in the borough, will still be investigated by Hillingdon Council.

Residents should continue to let the council know by calling 0800 389 8313 or emailing For more information on reporting fraud, visit