Category Archives Benefit Fraud

Richard Silver defends self-employed disabled man from DWP benefit fraud accusations.

We recently successfully defended Mr. Erduvan Osman, a well-known public figure in Manchester who had been charged with dishonestly failing to notify the DWP of a change of circumstances, contrary to section 111A Social Security Administration Act 1992. Mr. Osman suffered a tragic motorbike accident and was disabled for life. He was legitimately receiving mobility […]

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CPS Pursue Benefit Fraud Prosecutions

CPS Pursue Benefit Fraud Prosecutions

Following the merger of the prosecutions division of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), in April 2012, the Director of Public Prosecutions has announced the latest prosecution figures. He said that last year the CPS saw more than 8,600 prosecutions in tax credit and benefit fraud cases, along […]

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DPP announces new benefit fraud guidelines

DPP announces new benefit fraud guidelines

On 16th September 2013 the Director of Public Prosecutions published new guidelines for prosecutors dealing with fraud cases involving state benefits and tax credits. The charging standards will apply to anyone suspected of benefit fraud against the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The new guidance follows the merger of the DWP Prosecutions Division with […]

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