||<p>The design of UC is expected to reduce considerably the losses that are currently
incurred in DWP-administered benefits and in Tax Credits (TC) by around £1bn annually
in steady state, meaning that overall levels of fraud and error across welfare (DWP
benefits & TC) should fall.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has a clear strategic
approach to tackling fraud, error and debt, based on a clear understanding of where
loss is incurred. This is informed by our own internal data and by the estimated levels
of overpayments, published annually. The most recent edition (published 9 May 2019)
can be accessed via the link below.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/fraud-and-error-in-the-benefit-system-financial-year-2018-to-2019-estimates"