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Child and Working Tax Credits Error and Fraud Statistics 2017 to 2018, First Release

This report presents the initial findings from the 2017 to 2018 Error and Fraud Analytical Programme, which measures error and fraud in the tax credits system.

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Child and Working Tax Credits Error and Fraud Statistics 2017-18, First release

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This report presents the latest findings from the 2017 to 2018 Error and Fraud Analytical Programme, which measures error and fraud in the tax credits system.

For 2017 to 2018, the central estimate of the rate of error and fraud favouring the claimant is around 5.7%. This equates to around £1.46 billion paid out incorrectly through error and fraud.

Published 20 June 2019