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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Myths and stereotypes abound about welfare benefits, yet the UK Labour Party shows no passion in refuting them as the lies mount up

Myths and stereotypes abound about welfare benefits, yet the UK Labour Party shows no passion in refuting them as the lies mount up. | ORGANIZED RAGE: Myth 3: benefit fraud is high and increasing. The latest official DWP estimates show that last year just 0.7% of benefit expenditure was overpaid due to fraud, including a mere 0.3% for incapacity benefits. It is equally false that benefit fraud is increasing. The figures for combined fraud and customer error for JSA and income support show it halved from 9.4% in 1997-8 to only 4.8% in 2004-5.
Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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