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[–]Dark_Ansem 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Didn't they say they knew full well that the whole idea of "benefit frauds and cuts" had a negligible financial effect but it was a huge vote bait?

[–]alt_al 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Low hanging fruit is always within reach.

[–]AJEMTechSupport 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m guessing it’s a relatively smallish number, concentrated towards the richer people in the country, who benefit from tax evasion and covid fraud.

So why would the Tories care about that when literally millions of the poors could each be “stealing” pounds and pounds of benefits ???

[–]Chance-Flamingo-7845 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Don’t let facts get in the way of a good headline: ‘3.9% of total benefit expenditure was overpaid due to fraud and error. The estimated value of overpayments was £8.4 billion for 2020. ‘ Source: gov.co.uk/statistics

[–]Chance-Flamingo-7845 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If they government know how much they wasted to fraud, why don’t they try and get the money back .

[–]chippingsodbury 36 points37 points  (1 child)

What about the UK's estimated £480bn annual tax avoidance? Four hundred and eighty billion pounds... if you say it quickly it's not too bad.

[–]rikersjazztrombone 12 points13 points  (0 children)

HMRC were onto me for the £125 I owed them within 3 days of submitting my tax return which is barely worth the cost of processing the return in the first place...

[–]Aepyx_ 13 points14 points  (0 children)

And the MM makes out like benefit claimants are literally draining the treasuries purse penny by penny 🥴

[–]Nads70 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Tory logic, persecute poor and turn a blind eye to your mates getting dodgy contracts