Government Welfare Shake-Up

MPs have raised fears that the Government's welfare shake-up will leave the benefits system more vulnerable to fraud.A report by the Communities and Local Government Committee highlighted several concerns about Universal Credit, which will be implemented nationally from October and replaces a string of benefits including child tax credits.The committee revealed concerns raised during an inquiry into the changes that the IT system under Universal Credit will have trouble distinguishing between genuine and fraudulent claims.

COMMENT: More vulnerable to fraud? The best laugh I've had this morning! When PFV receive umpteen emails from ex offenders that WANT to return to prison, there's seriously something wrong. The Government will never in the memory of man get on top of benefit fraud because whilst they are prosecuting one - another will be at it. It's a revolving door situation and I am very surprised that MP's have 'raised their fears' again? Laughable!