This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
3 February 2012
The Cabinet Office has published an interim report on debt owed to government. The report comes from the cross-government ‘Fraud, Error and Debt Taskforce’ - a new team set up by the government in 2010, within six months of taking office, to get a better grip on money lost through fraud, error and debt. The taskforce has already saved £5 million for taxpayers by reducing fraud and error since 2010.
This interim report is early work - the government’s new approach to tackle debt will be set out in a final report in summer 2012, and will be focused on prevention and fairness.