Public Sector

  • 18 Nov 2023 1:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Jeremy Hunt said a total of 80 arrests have been made so far as he responded to concerns from Labour.

    More than 50 criminal investigations have started into suspected fraud linked to Covid-19 support schemes, according to Jeremy Hunt.

  • 18 Nov 2023 12:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A hotel owner has been jailed for falsely claiming almost £140,000 from Government schemes to support businesses during Covid.

    Shahid Naseeb Ahmed, 42, took advantage of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme and also the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme while running the Merchants Hotel in Back Piccadilly in the centre of Manchester.

  • 11 Nov 2023 12:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Barnsley Council is supporting Fraud Awareness Week from Monday in a bid to minimise the impact the crime has on residents.

    Fraud remains the most common type of crime experienced by victims in England and Wales, costing the UK billions of pounds every year and increasing year on year.

  • 26 Oct 2023 12:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) could be checking up on claimants bank and social media accounts as it attempts to crack down on benefit fraud.

    Figures suggest billions of pounds could be wrongly claimed by 2027/

  • 19 Oct 2023 2:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    When he was jailed for two-and-a-half years in March Mohammed Ikram, a 36-year-old married man, claimed the scam was aimed at paying off debts he had run up operating a care home, but Deputy Circuit Judge Timothy Clayson said the majority of the offending was motivated by greed.

  • 19 Oct 2023 1:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A new task force has been assembled by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to help those who are missing out on benefits because of Universal Credit claimants. A total of 600 new staff have been recruited to fight fraud and errors in the system.

    According to Civil Service World, the Swindon-based employees will be part of a team carrying out "targeted case reviews" of Universal Credit claims across the country. It is hoped by 2027 to 2028 that fraud across the benefits system will be drastically cut down, reports BirminghamLive.

  • 19 Oct 2023 1:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Department for Work and Pensions is setting up a new base in Swindon that will house 600 staff tasked with cutting down on fraud and error in Universal Credit payments.

  • 19 Oct 2023 1:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    She said a Labour government would appoint a ‘Covid corruption commissioner’ to ‘chase down those who have ripped off the taxpayer’.

    Rachel Reeves echoed Margaret Thatcher as she vowed to go after those who profited from the “carnival of waste” during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • 19 Oct 2023 1:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A former prominent headteacher who abused his position of trust by defrauding a Black Country school out of thousands of pounds has been ordered to pay up to the tune of almost £200,000.

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