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Welfare Benefits Update

29/07/2015 16:30 - 17:30 N/A

Defending Benefit Fraud - Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of ‘Defending Benefit Fraud’ presented by Cecilia Goodwin. This webinar aims to provide the listener with a brief overview of the historical landscape of the investigations and prosecutions relating to fraudulent claims for benefit. Within the last 2 years the Government has made an enormous amount of changes in this area, and has shaken up the benefits available to applicants. Whether these changes will provide financial savings for the Government make the application process less laborious is yet to be seen.

This webinar will also provide a guide for defending those accused of benefit fraud as well as equip and inform practitioners about the possible pitfalls that can ensnare even the most conscientious defence advocate.


Historical outlook on investigative agencies & procedure
The changing landscape of Benefits
Universal Credit (US)
Single Fraud Investigation Service
The process of an Investigation
Thresholds for prosecution and mitigation
Alternatives to Prosecution
Sentencing Guidelines
A look at anticipated future plans