2 Jan 2017

Happy new year to benefit fraud readers

The Mail reveals what it claims are the most bizarre benefit frauds of 2016

But what's most interesting is its account of the national benefits totals.
A record £1 billion was recovered from thousands of offenders who were brought to justice for wrongly claiming welfare over the last 12 months.

The Government pays out a whopping £172 billion in benefits to around 20 million people every year.
It reports there were 5,000 convictions of benefit fraudsters over the last year, which is a nice round number.

This represents tinkering with the problem, as we will continue to report.

Happy new year to our readers.

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