Welfare and benefits
National Audit Office report: Department for Work and Pensions annual report and accounts 2017-18
Department for Work and Pensions annual report and accounts 2017-18
The Department for Work & Pensions’ total expenditure on benefits in 2017-18 was £177.5 billion, of which £155.1 billion was for benefits paid directly by the Department and £22.4 billion was for Housing Benefit paid on its behalf by local authorities.
The Comptroller and Auditor General has qualified his opinion on the regularity of the Department for Work and Pensions’ financial statements due to material levels of fraud and error in benefit expenditure.
Audit certificate and report (pages 163-192)
Published date: June 29, 2018