Furlough fraud and payment errors may have cost up to £3.5 billion

Furlough fraud and payment errors may have cost up to £3.5 billion

Up to £3.5 billion could have been paid out in wrong or fraudulent claims for the furlough scheme, the government suspects. Jim Harra, the top civil servant at HMRC, said that his staff believe between five per cent and 10 per cent of furlough cash…

Mum claims garage 'didn't tell her' about final £6,900 payment for new car

Mum claims garage 'didn't tell her' about final £6,900 payment for new car

A motorist says she has been left with a car she cannot afford after claiming she was never told about a lump sum payment at the end of her finance deal. Pub landlady Jillie Stross was shocked to discover she would have to pay £6,900…

Universal Credit payment dates set to change over the Christmas period

Universal Credit payment dates set to change over the Christmas period

Payment dates for Universal Credit will change next month due to Christmas. Payment is usually made monthly on the same date, but as there are a number of public holidays in December, these dates will differ. If the payment dates fall on December 25 or…

Universal Credit warning over payment errors as claims soar in Covid pandemic

Universal Credit warning over payment errors as claims soar in Covid pandemic

Payment errors at Universal Credit – which are already running at record levels – will increase as more people look forward to getting benefits during the coronavirus pandemic. MPs warned that losses from benefit fraud and errors could more than double. The Commons Public Accounts…

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