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DWP should have increased its focus on Housing Benefit fraud and error sooner

The total level of benefit overpayment due to fraud and error has increased to an estimated £1.4 billion in 2013-14 (5.8% of spending on this benefit) from £980 million in 2010-11 (4.6%).


In 2013-14, the DWP spent ...

Posted by National Audit Office on 17th October 2014.

Keighley money launderer ordered to repay over £100,000

A CONVICTED money launderer has been ordered to repay more than £100,000 of his ill-gotten gains.


Shakil Ahmed was sentenced at Bradford Crown Court in September last year after a judge labelled him “clearly a dishonest man”.  Ahmed, 32 ...

Posted by KeighleyNews on 17th October 2014.

Former Council Housing Officer Sentenced for fraud

An ex-employee of Southwark Council has been given a suspended jail sentence after being found guilty of tenancy fraud


Housing officer Ms Chinyere Anokuru was employed by the council between 1991 and 2012, until she was suspended from duty and ...

Posted by 24dash on 8th October 2014.