This report provides estimates of fraud and error levels in the benefit system in Great Britain for the financial year 2014/15. The main points from the report are:
- 1.8% of total benefit expenditure was overpaid due to fraud and error (the lowest recorded rate of overpayments)
- the estimated value of overpayments is £3.0 billion (a fall from the 2013/14 estimated value of £3.4 billion)
- the net government loss, after recoveries, is £2.1 billion, or 1.2% of benefit expenditure
- 0.9% of total benefit expenditure (or £1.5bn) was underpaid due to fraud and error, both unchanged from 2013/14
Next release: May 2016.
The final estimates on this page replace the archived preliminary 2014/2015 estimates published in May 2015.
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