- March 20, 2014 at 9:49 am #57971
Benefit cheat falsely claimed £66,000 to help buy her a holiday home in Spain
It’s amazing how easy it is to get money off the British taxpayer. Benefits street in the sun 8)
- March 20, 2014 at 10:23 am #119341
At last the UK is really clamping down on this and about time too, its being going on for years, the tip of an iceberg I think 🙄 UK HMRC is also conducting many different ‘campaigns’ aimed at individuals under-declaring taxes on work done even by Doctors, Dentists (incs gold from extractions and sold), plus the usual builders, plumbers, mechanics etc home and away, but their two biggest campaigns are for properties sold without payment of CGT UK or abroad, and Offshore accounts. They are actively working with the Spanish and other Eurozone investigators 😉
- March 20, 2014 at 11:37 am #119342
I believe there is a hotline number for Spain to report benefit cheats.
- March 25, 2014 at 2:50 pm #119361
Take it you guys have seen thro the Gov-sponsored tabloid and TV vilification campaign? So just 0.8% of the welfare bill is due to fraud AND error (the DWP’s as well as claimants!). Criminals who are not sick or ‘the unemployed’ target the system. Benefit St just another example of reporting of the extremes.
All to divert the gaze from the 100s £billions given (and continued to be doled out thro QE) to fraudulent, reckless, greedy bankers – and corporate or rich individual non-taxpayers. They and increasing population of fit, long-lived and well-off pensioners are the ones who bankrupt the country. Payments to the sick and unemployed have been relatively static for 10 yrs. We are blaming the wrong people. The feckless we shall always have with us – those guilty of grand theft should be targetted and thery tend to be rich!
Do we all feel it our public duty to turn into Big Brother and report those we harbour, perhaps ill-founded, suspicions of cheating on tax in some way or claiming expenses too generously i.e. your dentist or Dr – and hope they are subjected to a nerve-racking investigation immediately, without more proof than someone reported them? – as are those accused of a hint of benefit fraud. Guilty until they prove themselves innocent. Trust not.
By the way the info gleaned on this site is great so thanks to all for that.
- March 26, 2014 at 10:21 am #119362
Nothing like a bit of class war on a Spanish property forum 🙄
So two wrongs make a right now
- April 1, 2014 at 9:16 am #119381
I read the Cambridge’s are getting their flat done up on the taxpayer for £2 million. Nice holidays they get too. Not to suggest for one moment they are benefit cheats. but do they have proper jobs that earn them a living from their own input ? When some are born into it should we not be philosophical about those who simply survive on benefit rather than take low paid jobs they prefer not to do and leave them for those that like getting dirty -and some genuinely do for healthy reasons. When it comes to a second home then its is fraudulent and those doing are taking a risk and they usually know its a bad one ! Even so I am still philosophical -if they are caught -maybe they should be asked which one they want to live in and get a big multar on the other to recover what they don’t need and in part should not have. But my view- should not be vindictive and put people in a position where they are back to square 1 and MORE OF A POTENTIAL BURDEN ! Good post for April Fools Day ?
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