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£2bn benefits overpaid to claimants

The government has not got to grips with errors in the benefits payments system, according to a committee of MPs.

They say more than £2bn was overpaid - and more than £1bn underpaid - to welfare claimants in the past year.

Ministers say changes they are bringing in will simplify the system.

Adam Fleming reports.

  • 10 Mar 2011
  • From the section UK