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Children: Maintenance

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 133930, tabled on 6 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases the Financial Investigation Unit has investigated since it was established in 2014; and how many and what proportion of those cases resulted in (a) an increase in payment to the receiving parent and (b) a fraud prosecution.

Answered on

11 January 2021

Information relating to the number of cases the Financial Investigations Unit (FIU) has reviewed back to 2017 is available on These can be found on Table 12 of the National Tables available on which provides information on intake at lines 11, 20, 32 and 42. And line 25 shows volumes of assessments changed. Table 11.2 also refers and this shows applications to court for prosecutions and resulting sanctions applied by the court.