Department of Whelk-Stalls and Pissups-in-Breweries Annual Account Fiasco
Sir John Bourn unable to sign off on benefit department's accounts for the 18th consecutive year
The Department for Work and Pensions accounts have been qualified by the government's public spending watchdog.
Sir John Bourn could not sign off on the accounts because an estimated £2.5bn shortfall. Across the benefit schemes operated by DWP a total of £690m was lost to fraud, £1.01bn to customer error, and £850m to official error