Monday, 5 August 2013

Benefits system is riddled with fraud

The above photo is of Barking Road, Canning Town North which is one of the most deprived wards in the country with both high rates of poverty and child poverty.

People have been brainwashed into believing that the benefits system is riddled with fraud.

In fact it accounts for just 0.7 per cent of the welfare budget and that proportion is not increasing.
'While benefit fraud is a problem, these figures show there is a significant issue with underpayment too, with one in ten housing benefit claimants being underpaid at a time when living costs are soaring.

'Instead of seeking to demonise those on benefits, ministers should be getting tough on tax-evading companies who are cheating the Treasury out of £25bn a year.'

Polling carried out by the TUC in January, showed that on average people think that 27 per cent of the welfare budget is claimed fraudulently. The government's own figure is 0.7 per cent.

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