The Counter Fraud and Compliance Directorate (CFCD), part of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), is responsible for the prevention, detection and, where appropriate, investigation of fraud and error relating to all benefits administered by and on behalf of DWP.
All reported allegations of benefit fraud are recorded and appropriate action taken.
The table below shows the number of benefit fraud allegation referrals received each year since 2008. It should be noted that within these totals there could be multiple referrals relating to the same allegation against an individual.
Total Referrals From All Sources
2018-19(YTD to 19.12.18)