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Benefit Fraud Inspectorate

The Benefit Fraud Inspectorate is now closed.

Copies of reports that were completed by BFI prior to closure are published here in PDF format –

BFI closure report

The BFI closure report covers the history, methods and achievements of the Benefit Fraud Inspectorate (BFI). The BFI closed for business on 31 March 2008 and this report also reflects on what the future may hold for benefits administration after that.

Transfer of responsibility

Responsibility for the Government's inspection and assessment of housing and council tax benefit has transferred to the following organisations from 1 April 2008.


Audit Commission


Audit Scotland


Wales Audit Office