Department for Communities and Local Government: Fraud

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 5th December 2017.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Co-National Campaign Coordinator

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the cost of (a) fraud and (b) financial error in (i) his Department, (ii) its executive agencies and (iii) its non-departmental public bodies in each year from 2015.

Photo of Marcus Jones Marcus Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Local Government)

The cost of a) fraud and b) error to the Department and its agencies is zero, since all identified fraud losses have been recovered subsequently. In the instances of 'error', which is generally caused by internal employee payment issues, the Department recovers these losses through payroll so there is no outstanding cost to the Department or its agencies to report.

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