The coalition government’s initiatives may simply spread a lot of alarm amongst benefits claimants and poorer households, doing little to deter fraud but a great deal to discourage legitimate claimants.
She should explain that to The Sun. She goes on:
My table below shows that over the last decade, the levels of fraud in the system have dropped from over 2% of total benefits payments in 2000 to well below 1% in 2009.
Less than 1%. The way the tabloids and the coalition go on you'd think it was nearer 100%.
Jane's article is well worth a read.
Thanks to @RichmondAID for tweeting the link.