Single Fraud Investigation Service

The Single Fraud Investigation Service (SFIS) is a partnership between DWP Fraud Investigation Service, HMRC and local authorities.


Single Fraud Investigation Service

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.


In October 2010, the Department for Work and Pensions and Her Majesty’s Revenues and Customs jointly published a strategy for tackling welfare benefit fraud in collaboration with local authorities. Known as Tackling Fraud and Error in the Benefit and Tax Credit systems, the strategy was refreshed on 6 February 2012 as part of a wider government strategy to reduce fraud and error. It also reinforced the principles behind the policy to develop a SFIS to investigate fraud across the benefit and tax credits system.

This document provides further information about SFIS.

Published 22 October 2013