Author: Niall Hearty 15 February 2023
Niall Hearty wrote a piece about the UK losing huge amounts of money to Covid-related payment fraud.
His article details the sheer scale of coronavirus payment scheme fraud. He cites the latest available figures for Covid-related fraud and the lack of success in recovering the payments that should never have been made.
Niall questions the credibility of government claims to be tackling Covid fraud. He criticises the fact that individuals and departments have not been held to account for a problem they created. Not much sophistication was required, he argues, to be able to make fraudulent gains from Covid schemes.
Niall says that action had to be taken to tackle the problems coronavirus was causing the economy. But he adds that nobody would have expected the government to “provide colossal easy pickings for those looking for fraudulent gains’’ by rushing to distribute money.
Niall’s article featured in Reports Legal.
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