Right. Of course, what the NAO's numbers probably didn't account for is the deterrent effect - people being prosecuted for benefit fraud not only recoups the lost money but also deters other people from committing the fraud in the first place - but that certainly suggests it's a good idea to reduce that budget, and puts me in favour of this Bill.(Original post by Alasdair)
Well, according to the NAO (I'll find the article at some point), £154 spent on fighting benefit fraud only recouped ~£100m in cost, so that might be worth bringing into account.
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B120 - The Tax Avoidance Agency Bill watch
- 30-01-2009 12:50
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- 02-02-2009 00:42
I'm sending this to a 7 day cessation period so a second reading can be prepared.