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Benefit overpayment crackdown launched

Benefit claimants are being warned to advise the authorities of changes in their circumstances, or face a fine or criminal prosecution.

Schemes in six pilot areas will warn of the risks of not disclosing changes in work or living arrangements in a campaign aimed at cutting the £1.6bn-a-year cost of overpayments.

Mike Sergeant reports.

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