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New Tough Government Rules for Welfare Cheats

Written on October 18, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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"We are reforming the system and stepping up our efforts to catch the benefit and tax cheats who are stealing money meant for the most vulnerable people in our society." - Lord Freud, Welfare Reform Minister

Work and Pensions Secretary, Ian Duncan , plans to impose a “three strikes and you’re out” policy for in UK. Does this mean that jobless fraudsters would be left with no income at all? The answer is “no”. The “” is a flexible measure, wherein the penalty would depend on the ’s circumstances. Included here are whether the has a family to support and the extent of fraud. Simply put, can still be prosecuted while receiving some benefits.

This measure is part of a raft procedure from Welfare Reform Minister, . Freud wants to catch benefit and , and cut the £192 per year social security bill. And as part of this overhaul, Smith plans to introduce a that will provide claimants of benefits in a single array. This streamlined system is hoped to prevent benefit cheats to prosper, helping the taxpayer to lessen their £5 per annum fine.

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