To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) individuals and (b) third party individuals investigated for universal credit fraud have been (a) referred for prosecution and (b) successfully prosecuted.
22 October 2019
The Department takes this issue very seriously and we are committed to taking appropriate action to deter this fraud.
There are 28 individual cases being prepared for prosecution and 1 successful individual prosecution.
There has been 1 successful third party prosecution and a 2nd third party case is due in court next month.