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Finance experts will identify welfare cheats by trawling through their records, household bills and credit card applications. The agencies will get a “bounty” payment for each fraudster they identify under government plans to cut the £5.2billion annual fraud bill.
Originally posted by discobiskit
yes i do think it`s right if these people are believed to be breaking the law.
Originally posted by Pockets
Can't anyone else see this is not about benefit fraud, but is in fact about erosion of out liberty by the government?
Originally posted by cazzy2211
I also agree with the poster who talks about the tax dodgers, will we see them being put under the same microscope I wonder.
At the Department for Work and Pensions, which pays unemployment and disability benefits, fraud loss is estimated at £1.1 billion, which is 0.8 per cent of total benefit expenditure.
Tax fraud represented the biggest single area of loss, estimated at £15.2 billion, which is about 3 per cent of total tax liabilities.