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Universal Credit: Fraud

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 1785, tabled on 17 October 2019

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.

Answered on

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.