Energy Bills Rebate: Fraud

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 26th January 2023.

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Photo of Abena Oppong-Asare Abena Oppong-Asare Shadow Exchequer Secretary (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to tackle scams related to the Energy Bills Discount Scheme.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Minister of State (Minister for Climate)

The Government will be working closely with the Public Sector Fraud Authority (PSFA) to manage the potential risks of fraud and gaming from the Energy Bill Discount Scheme. The Government is in the process of developing a robust set of fraud detection and prevention levers, which will support the delivery and implementation of the scheme.

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