- According to the DWP – the true figure for claimant fraud for 2011/2012 is actually 0.8%. Who is lying to you, all you out there who have been deceived into believing that everyone is ‘swinging the lead’? How does it feel, to be treated like a mug? Don’t stand for it! Turn on your real enemy! Ask yourselves, why am I being lied to? Is the government defrauding me?
- Are YOU a ‘mug’?
- Osborne: Philpott case shines light on welfare state – video ~ The chancellor says the Philpott fire case raises questions about the country’s benefit’s system
- RT Elliot Folan @LeftieHamster In the last few days, commentators and politicians on the political right have used dead children as political capital. Remember that.
‘Justice is turned back,
And righteousness stands far away;
For truth has stumbled in the street,
And uprightness cannot enter.’
‘Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails. The wicked hem in the righteous, so that justice is perverted.’
It is not benefit claimants who are the frauds but the media and the ConDem régime: H.M.G. Department of Work and Pensions DWP estimates of total underpayments due to fraud and error across all benefits is £1.3bn; this is just 0.8% of the total benefit expenditure in 2011/12.
DWP Estimates of Fraud and Error by type of error in 2011/12
0.7%, or £1.2bn, of total benefit expenditure is overpaid due to fraud;
0.9%, or £1.4bn, of total benefit expenditure is overpaid due to claimant error;
0.5%, or £0.8bn, of total benefit expenditure is overpaid due to official error.
0.6%, or £0.9bn, of total benefit expenditure is underpaid due to claimant error;
0.3%, or £0.4bn, of total benefit expenditure is underpaid due to official error.
Estimates of Fraud and Error by individual benefits in 2011/12
Key estimates for the individual benefits that are measured on a continuous basis are that:
4.4%, or £310m, of Income Support expenditure (£7.2bn) was overpaid;
4.6%, or £230m, of Jobseeker’s Allowance expenditure (£5.0bn) was overpaid;
5.7%, or £460m, of Pension Credit expenditure (£8.2bn) was overpaid;
4.9%, or £1,130m, of Housing Benefit expenditure (£22.8bn) was overpaid.
1.0%, or £70m, of Income Support expenditure (£7.2bn) was underpaid;
0.3%, or £20m, of Jobseeker’s Allowance expenditure (£5.0bn) was underpaid;
1.8%, or £150m, of Pension Credit expenditure (£8.2bn) was underpaid;
1.4%, or £310m, of Housing Benefit expenditure (£22.8bn) was underpaid.
By comparison to benefit fraud, lost revenues from tax avoidance and tax evasion:
£70 billion of tax evasion
£25 billion tax avoidance
£25 billion of unpaid tax