Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Fraud and Maladministration

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero written question – answered at on 11 March 2024.

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Photo of Pat McFadden Pat McFadden National campaign co-ordinator, Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what estimate she has made of the amount of money lost to fraud and error by her (a) her Department and (b) the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in each of the last three financial years.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)

The Government proactively investigates and prevents fraud in the system. We have established the dedicated Public Sector Fraud Authority (PSFA). In its first year it delivered £311 million in audited counter fraud benefits.

Due to the Machinery of Government changes, the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero has not yet produced fraud and error estimates but this will be published in the 23/24 annual report and accounts.

The latest Government figures for the former department BEIS can be found in the BEIS Annual Report and Accounts (2022/2023).

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