ID theft 'costs UK £1.7bn a year'

Friday, 3 February 2006, 12:39 AM EST

Identity fraud is costing the UK an estimated £1.7bn every year, Home Office Minister Andy Burnham has said.

At £35 per person, the estimated annual cost was greater than that of planned compulsory national identity cards, he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

At the BBC.

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