Fraud and Error in the Benefit System

Latest data from DWP for Great Britain in 2015-16

Interacting with the charts: click, hover and toggle
The charts on the "Overpayment" and "Underpayment" tabs are interactive. You can hover over charts to get further information, click on areas of interest within charts to refine the statistical data shown, and visualise multiple error types at the same time.

Please note the images on this Help page are for illustration only - they are not interactive and do not necessarily represent the latest fraud and error data.
Bar chart: statistics by benefit
You can click on any of the bars in this chart to select a benefit. The other charts and text on the page will then automatically update to provide statistics for the selected benefit. The currently selected benefit is highlighted and is also displayed on the dropdown menu to the left (or above on smaller screens). You can toggle the data displayed between one or more error types (total, fraud, claimant error and/or official error) using the legend beneath the chart. Hovering over a bar provides figures related to the associated benefit.
Donut chart: statistics by error type
You can click on any of the donut segments in this chart to select an error type. The other charts and text on the page will then automatically update to provide statistics for the selected error type. The currently selected error type is displayed on the dropdown menu to the left (or above on smaller screens). Hovering over a segment provides more precise figures for the associated error type.
Line chart: statistics by year
You can click on any of the data points (small circles) in this chart to select a year. The other charts and text on the page will then automatically update to provide statistics for the selected year. The currently selected year is displayed on the dropdown menu to the left (or above on smaller screens). You can toggle the data displayed between one or more error types (total, fraud, claimant error and/or official error) using the legend beneath the chart. Hovering over a segment provides more figures for the associated year.
Comparing different error types