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    Official figures show that housing benefit overpayment in Britain due to error has increased by 9% in the last year. Money Notes 2

    Statistics from the Department for Work and Pensions show that the total value of housing benefit overpaid due to claimant or council error has increased by 9% from last year, reports Inside Housing.

    Along with this there has also been a large decrease in the number of benefit cases referred for council fraud investigation between March 2013 and the same month this year.

    Ministers have said that the current housing benefit system is too complex and open to abuse and believe that universal credit will reduce fraud and error in the welfare system.

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    September 11, 2014 by Laura Matthews Categories: Housing And Benefits

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