Passported Benefit Fraud

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Dear Glasgow City Council,

Can you please give me the number of cases and the value of HB fraud over the most recent 12-month period.

Can the figures be broken down into "cases passported by other benefits" and HB only.

Can you please give me the number of cases and the value of CTB fraud over the most recent 12-month period.

Can the figures be broken down into "cases passported by other benefits" and CTB only.

Can you also give me the number of prosecutions over the same period broken down into LA only and joint prosecution.

Yours faithfully,

Malcolm Gardner

Customer Care Centre, Glasgow City Council

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Brolly, William, Glasgow City Council

From: William Brolly
To: [1][FOI #50304 email]
Subject: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST - 3233545
Sent: 12^th November 2010

Dear Mr Gardner

Request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

I refer to your request of 27^th October 2010 asking that the following
information be provided to you:

"Can you please give me the number of cases and the value of HB fraud
over the most recent 12-month period.

Can the figures be broken down into "cases passported by other
benefits" and HB only.

Can you please give me the number of cases and the value of CTB fraud
over the most recent 12-month period.

Can the figures be broken down into "cases passported by other
benefits" and CTB only.

Can you also give me the number of prosecutions over the same period
broken down into LA only and joint prosecution."

I can confirm that the Council holds the information that you are
requesting and is treating your request as a request under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

1. There were 304 HB fraud cases totalling £1,097,082.12 in the last 12
month period.

2. Of these 129 were passported and 175 were standard cases.

3. There were 330 CTB fraud cases totalling £348,672.77 in the last
12 month period.

4. Of these 131 were passported and 199 were standard cases.

5. There have been 77 joint working cases accepted by PF for
prosecution and 88 LA only cases accepted by PF for prosecution. During
the same period there have been 45 Joint Working successful prosecutions
and 73 LA only successful prosecutions.

The Council accordingly feels that it has complied in full with your
request. However, if you feel that this is not the case please contact me
at the number below.

Please note that the information provided in response to your request is,
unless otherwise indicated, copyright © Glasgow City Council 2010. It is
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Yours sincerely

William Brolly,
Senior Trainer,
Learning & Process Review,
3rd Floor, Charlotte House,
78 Queen Street,
Glasgow
G1 3DN

0141 287 7324
[email address]

Glasgow - Proud Host City of the 2014 Commonwealth Games

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Dear Brolly, William,

Thank you for the information. It was much appreciated. The figures were very telling.

Yours sincerely,

Malcolm Gardner