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The majority of people on this site are, rightly so, very concerned about the draconian way in which these seemingly merciless measures are being implemented.
We are told that billions of pounds are being wrongly claimed by hundreds of thousands of scounging lowlife every year and it cannot continue. But, we are also informed elsewhere that these figures are way out and only a small percentage of claiments are guilty of this.
What does not seem to get mentioned are the governments own figures, disclosed under the FIA that up to £20 Billion of benefits per annum go unclaimed by people who are eligible for such benefits.
That would seem to indicate that the target for the government is to cut about £5 billion from fraudulant claims across the welfare systom, at the same time paying Maximus, Atos or whoever else can jump on the bandwagon, £ 1 billion to root out the false claiments, and then when the dust finally settles pay everyone who should get benefits and be about £ 8-10 billion out of pocket. I know these are simplistic figures and does not take into account the cost of running the systom but neither does it take into account the billions returned into the system when false claiments spend their ill gotten gains on "fags, boose and petrol"etc.
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