Councils urged to tackle fraud

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Posted on: 11/08/2011 16:28 by Andrew Hyatt
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Communities secretary, Eric Pickles, has urged councils to do more to tackle fraud. Taken at face value, this seems right.

Fraud costs money which, in any economic climate, would be better spent on customersí priorities. Nor should council taxpayers fund fraud by or for people who arenít in genuine need of help from the benefits system.

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