DWP overpays £3.3bn on benefits

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The Department for Work and Pensions overpaid some £3.3bn on benefits last year due to fraud and error, its 2010/11 accounts show.

The accounts - qualified by the head of the National Audit Office, the Comptroller and Auditor General - revealed this amount represents 2.1% of the department's total £156.3bn spent on benefits ad...

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