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How some future savings can be made

A recent government report sets out how new measures to tackle fraud & error will save the taxpayer £2.6bn a year.  Measures include simplifying the benefit & tax credits system, more accurate monitoring of changes in income through Real Time Information (RTI) data, and improved detection of fraud & error through improved sharing of data across government.

The report – Tackling fraud, error & debt in the benefits and tax credits system – published jointly by the Department for Work and Pensions & HM Revenue & Customs - explains how changes to the benefits & tax credits system (including the full roll-out of Universal Credit with RTI) will lead to the savings.

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DWP:  New fraud, error & debt measures will save taxpayer £2.6bn a year

Will they also provide an extra £16m to fight tax fraud?

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