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Department for Work and Pensions Accounts 2016-17

The Comptroller and Auditor General, Amyas Morse, has qualified his audit opinion on the regularity of the 2016-17 accounts of the Department for Work and Pensions. This is owing to the high level of fraud and error in benefit expenditure excluding State Pension, resulting in over and underpayments to claimants.

4 July 2017

Published:
4 Jul 2017
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Investigation into Police and Firefighters’ Pension Scheme Commutation factors

This looks at the chain of events which led to the government paying £711m in compensation to 34,000 pensioners who retired from the Police and Firefighters’ Pension Schemes between 2001 and 2006 without receiving their full pension entitlement. Due to the extent of the legal process in the case, some police and firefighters were retired for over 15 years before they received their full pension entitlement from government.

Published:
1 Feb 2017
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Department for Work and Pensions 2015-16 accounts

The Comptroller and Auditor General, Amyas Morse, has qualified his audit opinion on the regularity of the 2015-16 accounts of the Department for Work and Pensions. This is owing to the unacceptably high level of fraud and error in benefit expenditure, other than State Pension where the level of fraud and error is lower.

Published:
8 Jul 2016
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The impact of state pension reforms on people with Guaranteed Minimum Pensions

The Department for Work and Pension has limited information about who will be affected by the impact of state pension reforms in April 2016 on people with Guaranteed Minimum Pensions. The impact will depend on a number of factors, and some people are likely to lose out. The Department is now seeking to improve how it communicates the impact of pension reforms.

24 March 2016

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24 Mar 2016
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Confirmed impacts: Improving data quality and records retention of the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme

This impacts case study shows how our identification of data and management weaknesses was pivotal in leading to the implementation of actions to address them.

It is one example of financial or non-financial benefits realised in 2014 as a result of our involvement, all of which are set out in our interactive PDF.

Published:
15 Oct 2015