Benefit Fraud

Part of Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons on 6th March 2023.

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Photo of Tom Pursglove Tom Pursglove The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

I am very appreciative of my hon. Friend raising this point. It is fair to say that we are coming after those who commit benefit fraud: it is unfair on the taxpayer, it is wrong, and that message must go out in the strongest terms. That is being backed up by action, as we set out in the plan. For example, over the next five years, we will see 2,000 specialists dedicated to getting across 2 million universal credit cases. That is an important contribution to make sure that we bring this money back into the Department where it rightly belongs.