Thirty-six organised fraud investigations are in progress and six in preparation. They involve benefit overpayments of pounds 1,360,000 - recovery cannot start before prosecution. Critical information supplied by the team to other agencies in frauds totalling over pounds 33m of tax and other fraud to the public purse. Cost to date: less than pounds 2m. The Audit Commission recommended that the pilot be extended for up to two years.
Association of London Government
London SW1Reuse content