According to the Social Security Administration Act 1992 s116 (2)
there are "strict" time limits on when DWP prosecutions are allowed to proceed.
The time limits are that evidence of offence/intention to prosecute should be laid before a magistrate;
Within 3 months of sufficient evidence coming to light to prosecute OR
Up to 12 months from the committing of the offence, whichever is the latter.
The date from which the clock starts to tick is dependent upon when a Certificate is issued.
Does anyone know who issues the certificate, where, and how it is issued?