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25 Feb 2014

A reader writes

A reader comments:
If every taxi driver on benefits was investigated.....oh my.

But usually they don't claim income support as working tax credits is far easier and attracts far less attention, the fact is that folk who say they aren't working to claim but then work are likely to get caught, whereas folk who under declare cash income or even say they ARE working to claim WTC/WFTC when they aren't are rarely brought to task
And another reader adds (see below):
Couldnt agree more!

Taxi drivers say they work 30 hours for £100 or less. Never queried so they get WTC plus CTC/HB,etc.

Many 'self employed' work the minimum hours for £20 and also get a WTC top up. Easier than claiming JSA.

And I see more and more self employed claims
As to the offenders, they have appealed against the revocation of their licences, and under the rules can continue driving cabs. A Welwyn Hatfield Council spokesman told the Welwyn Hatfield Times:
We’ve revoked their licenses due to their conviction. They appealed this decision at the magistrates court and there will be a hearing on the May 27 to determine their appeal. They are currently working pending that hearing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Couldnt agree more!

Taxi drivers say they work 30 hours for £100 or less. Never queried so they get WTC plus CTC/HB,etc.

Many 'self employed' work the minimum hours for £20 and also get a WTC top up. Easier than claiming JSA.

And I see more and more self employed claims