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Reducing fraud and error in Housing Benefit: financial support for local authorities

Financial support for local authorities from the Fraud and Error Reduction Incentive Scheme (FERIS) and Performance Improvement Fund.

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The Fraud and Error Reduction Incentive Scheme (FERIS) has been replaced by the Right Benefit Initiative.

The Fraud and Error Reduction Incentive Scheme (FERIS) offers financial rewards and funding to local authorities who reduce fraud and error in their Housing Benefit cases.

It’s been available to local authorities since financial year 2014/15 and has been approved to continue until the end of financial year 2017/18.

For more information on these schemes, read the guidance on this page or email feris.team@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Monitoring template

Local authorities can use the monitoring template to verify their FERIS baseline and monitor progress in meeting their FERIS thresholds.

Email feris.team@dwp.gsi.gov.uk for the monitoring template and guidance.

Housing Benefit overpayment guidance

Housing Benefit overpayments guide and recovery good practice for local authority staff.

Published 10 February 2015
Last updated 16 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Published HB Subsidy Circular S3/2015: Fraud and Error Reduction Incentive Scheme 2015/16 funding.
  2. First published.