Director of Public Prosecutions sets out charging standards for benefit and tax credit fraud – Crown Prosecution Service

“The Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, QC, has today published new guidelines for prosecutors dealing with fraud cases involving state benefits and tax credits. The charging standards will ensure a robust prosecutorial position is taken against those who commit fraud against the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and will ensure a consistent approach to prosecution across the wide spectrum of criminal fraud.”

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 16th September 2013