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Welfare Tax Credits: Fraud

Volume 471: debated on Thursday 31 January 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the level of fraud arising from tax credit claimants claiming to be living alone when living as part of a couple. (180821)

[holding answer 21 January 2008]: The estimated level of error and fraud by category under tax credits is published in Table 7 of the HMRC publication ‘Child and Working Tax Credits Error and fraud statistics 2004-05’ which is available on the HMRC website at: