Therese Coffey – 2021 Comments on New Funding to Tackle Benefits Fraud

The comments made by Therese Coffey, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on 13 December 2021.

Investing in measures to fight fraud protects honest taxpayers’ money and stops criminals funding their illicit activities off the back of our welfare system.

We know the characteristics of a suspicious claim. This half a billion-pound cash injection is a clear message to fraudsters and criminal gangs: Anyone trying to con us will get caught out.