Fraudsters who obtain social housing from many different local authorities and housing associations now face detection under a new UK-wide data sharing initiative launched today by Experian Public Sector.

Experian Public Sector works with social housing providers to help prevent social housing tenancy fraud.  To date, it has worked with over 30 separate providers and has detected potential fraud in six per cent of tenancies. Extrapolated up across the UK, this is equal to one in 16 social homes at a cost to tax payers of over £2 billion.

Source:  Experian UK