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Total Place pilot - Luton & Central Bedfordshire

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Annual public expenditure £3.4bn

Focus of pilot Improving the benefits system, which costs £1bn a year in the sub-region. Encourage self-reliance.

Cost of inspection £4m per annum

Conclusions

  • The most prolific benefit cheats are responsible for a quarter of the crimes committed. The 250 main offenders could be costing the state £112m a year.
  • Identified 40 short-term and 40 long-term potential improvements at national and local level.

Contact: 01462 611423, Richard.ellis@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

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