Housing Benefit fraud and errors costs every family £70

Sarah Coles
Lord Freud
Lord Freud

The Department of Work and Pensions has revealed the shocking level of housing benefit fraud in the UK: last year £1.27 billion was lost in housing benefit fraud and errors. This is an increase of 30% in two years - at a time when the government has been promising to tackle fraud as a matter of urgency.

So what has gone so wrong?