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Fraud and error in the benefit system

Estimates of fraud and error levels in the benefit system in Great Britain.

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Estimates of fraud and error reports

These statistical reports provide estimates of fraud and error for benefits administered by the DWP and local authorities.

Reports are published twice a year:

  • preliminary estimates are published in May or June
  • final estimates are published in November or December

The preliminary estimates published in May or June also feature in the DWP annual report and accounts each year when they get published.

Accompanying each estimate report, we also publish data tables that provide the user with detailed estimates by different types of fraud and error.

Statistical reports for the periods from 2006 to 2010 can be found in the National Archive.

Find future DWP fraud and error estimate release dates

  1. Fraud and error in the benefit system: financial year 2014/15 preliminary estimates

    • 17 July 2015
    • Statistics - national statistics
  2. Fraud and error in the benefit system: financial year 2013/14 estimates

    • 17 November 2014
    • Statistics - national statistics
  3. Fraud and Error in the benefit system: financial year 2012/13 estimates

    • 16 January 2014
    • Statistics - national statistics
  4. Fraud and error in the benefit system: financial year 2011/12 revised estimates

    • 13 December 2013
    • Statistics
  5. Fraud and error in the benefit system: financial year 2010/11 revised estimates

    • 29 November 2012
    • Statistics

Publication strategy

How we manage the publication of fraud and error in the benefit system estimates.

  1. Fraud and error in the benefit system: publication strategy

    • 3 July 2015
    • Guidance

Guidance

Supporting guides including technical appendices, quality guidance and further background documentation.

  1. Fraud and error in the benefit system: supporting documents for statistical reports

    • 14 May 2015
    • Guidance