Fraud and error in the benefits system

31 March 2014

The Work and Pensions Select Committee announces the second of three oral evidence session for its inquiry into fraud and error in the benefits system.


At 4.30pm on Monday 31 March in the Grimond room, Portcullis House

  • Jan Smith, External Affairs Director, Callcredit Information Group
  • Simon Dukes, Chief Executive, IFAS
  • Sean Duffield, Partner and Public Sector Director, Nuance Communications

Topics to be covered

  • Private sector approaches to: fraud and error risk management; establishing appropriate benchmarks; and prosecution of fraud cases;
  • Tackling online fraud and error and harnessing new technologies; and
  • Opportunities for, and barriers to, increased sharing of public and private sector data, to help prevent and detect fraud and error and collect debt.

The final session

One further evidence session has been provisionally scheduled for 4.30pm on Monday 7 April, taking evidence from Lord Freud, DWP Minister for Welfare Reform and Mr David Gauke MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury and departmental Minister for HMRC, and officials.

The Committee issued terms of reference for this inquiry on 23 January 2014.

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