In response to the report into council fraud, a spokesman for the Department of Communities and Local Government said:
Local taxpayers are being ripped off by £2 billion a year because councils are failing to tackle fraud.
Councils need to do far more to raise their game to tackle these crimes.
To help councils, Government is changing the law to allow them to get tough on social housing cheats.
More top news
A man who met his dream girl at a festival but never got her number managed to track her down after putting posters around her home town.
Remain dry and bright across much of the UK
Almost 2,000 people have died amid President Duterte's war on drugs and it is likely thousands more will be killed before the campaign ends.