This report provides preliminary estimates of fraud and error levels in the benefit system in Great Britain for the financial year 2015/16. It uses data from October 2014 to September 2015.
The main points from the report are:
- 1.8% of expenditure overpaid (this remains the lowest recorded rate, amounting to £3.1 billion of overpayments)
- 1.0% of expenditure underpaid (this is the highest recorded rate, amounting to £1.8 billion of underpayments)