This interactive visualisation provides estimates of fraud and error in social security benefits funded by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Data for the visualisation is drawn from the latest published Data Tables found on the Fraud and Error statistics home page
The data provided includes the final 2016/17 financial year estimates, covering the period from April 2016 to March 2017. These statistics have been developed in accordance with the National Statistics Code of Practice and supporting Principles.
The "Overpayments" tab contains estimates of benefit overpayments (when a claimant is paid more in benefit than they are entitled to). The "Underpayments" tab contains estimates of benefit underpayments (when a claimant is not paid enough).
The charts and summaries on the "Overpayment" and "Underpayment" tabs are responsive to the selections you make, so offer a new way to explore DWP's fraud and error data. The full report and supplementary documents are still available as in previous years and can be found on the Fraud and Error statistics home page