Is this the right way for a Government to find benefit cheats? Does the cost justify the 1% of fraudulent claims? Most people are caught via their own greed or due to others reporting them. So is the SFIS department necessary at the cost? Anyway check out what this fine blog has to say & do the sums yourself. Thanks
In my original post on the topic I argued that given the DWP admit “It is only a small minority who commit fraud“ Freud 03/01/2014; so surely these campaigns, which given the fairly constant level of estimated fraud don’t work, seem to be a case of overkill? That is unless you take a slightly more cynical view of the whole situation – If the Government was truly concerned with fraud, wouldn’t a different, more efficiently way of managing it, have been designed by now; and, wouldn’t we have actual statistics, rather than than over 8 years of ’around £1 billion’ estimates??
I also discussed how much the DWP had spent on these campaigns over the past 3+ years, and how much the budget for this latest reinvention is; I’ve now received a reply to my FOI request :
Expenditure for campaigns …
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