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.
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 email@example.com
Local authorities can use the monitoring template to verify their FERIS baseline and monitor progress in meeting their FERIS thresholds.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the monitoring template and guidance.
Guidance about FERIS
Approved funding applications
We published a list of the approved FERIS funding applications in HB Bulletin G5/2015.
Housing Benefit overpayment guidance
Housing Benefit overpayments guide and recovery good practice for local authority staff.