Reply To: DWP Carers Allowance Prosecutions

John Boxall

New figures show that of 67,000 alerts flagging up potential carer’s allowance earnings rules infringements last year nearly half were not acted upon by DWP staff. That ratio – about 50% of alerts not being investigated, potentially allowing overpayments to build up – has remained roughly the same for the past five years.

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery. The blossom is blighted, the leaf is withered, the god of day goes down upon the dreary scene, and—and in short you are for ever floored.

Wilkins Micawber, Ch12 David Copperfield