Councils uncover £178m frauds

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Handcuffs frame the word 'fraud' among newspaper cuttings
Handcuffs frame the word 'fraud' among newspaper cuttings

Local councils uncovered 107,000 cases of fraud with a total value of £178 million last year, a new report has revealed.

But a large majority (76%) of non-benefit frauds were detected by a minority (25%) of councils, leading to calls for all local authorities to review their policies to ensure they were doing everything they could to catch cheats.
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