This document sets out the size of the challenge, the progress made to date and explains our strengthened strategy.
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The Government has set us a target of reducing the overall level of error and fraud in finalised awards to no more than 5% by March 2011. This is comparable with the latest measure of error and fraud in Income Support and Job Seeker’s Allowance and will be equivalent to the reduction achieved by DWP, who reduced the level of error and fraud in the benefits system by 50% over an eight year period.