Blog on benefit fraud v underpayment

Mon, 04/02/2013 - 14:01 -- nick

The Guardian writer James Ball has written a blog on benefit fraud.

A woman has been tried and sentenced to community service for claiming unemployment benefits while working.

So far, so predictable; just another story for The Mail to get its teeth in to, more evidence of the decline of Britain and the badness of claimants.

But there's a twist; if the woman in question had claimed the in-work benefits, including tax credits, she was entitled to she would actually have received almost twice as much.

So this fraud actually saved the public purse over £3,000, a strange crime indeed.

To read The Guardian blog click here

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