Scotland: Investigations Uncover £110m of Fraud and Error

From BBC News

Scottish public bodies have identified more than £110m of fraudulent or mistaken payments since they began sharing data nearly a decade ago.

Audit Scotland co-ordinates the data-sharing exercise every two years.

It includes matching electoral registers against households receiving single-person tax discounts to see if others are living at the address.

The latest National Fraud Initiative (NFI) in 2014/15 uncovered nearly £17m of fraud and error.

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