About us

The ESCFH was created to use new and innovative methods to tackle fraud against local authorities throughout the rural, urban and metropolitan areas of the county. The hub is made up of representatives from Brighton and Hove City Council, Eastbourne Borough Council, East Sussex County Council, Hastings Borough Council, Lewes District Council, Rother District Council and Wealden District Council.

The ESCFH’s aim is to encourage businesses and members of the public, who are suspicious of fraudulent activity, such as business rate or council tax avoidance, sub-letting or abandonment of council housing in their neighbourhood, or procurement fraud, to call the East Sussex Counter Fraud Hub hotline Freephone number on 0800 731 7039.

Since the East Sussex-wide initiative was developed in 2015, the members have been collaborating to create effective counter fraud strategies and future action plans, as well as fostering links with other public and private sector partners.

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