Benefit fraud clampdown – maximum penalty to be doubled

Besi Besemar January 29, 2015

Plans to more than double the maximum administrative penalty that can be offered as an alternative to prosecution for benefit fraud are to be considered by Parliament today.
The changes, if approved by MPs, will mean penalties of up to £5,000 can be issued in addition to recovery of any money falsely claimed, plus a four-week loss of benefits.

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