Fraud and Error in the Benefit System

Preliminary data from DWP for Great Britain in 2016-17

The information and charts below are interactive. You can explore DWP's fraud and error statistics by selecting a year, benefit, error type and measured value. When you click on the charts or select new options from the drop-down lists, the page will update to reflect your choices. For more information on how to use this visualisation, please click on the 'Help' tab above. Our regular 2016-17 PDF reports and spreadsheets are also available.

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