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IRRV CONF: GIVE COUNCILS MORE INCENTIVES TO PREVENT FRAUD

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The government's proposal for a benefits fraud inspectorate was given a cautious welcome by the Institute of Revenu...
The government's proposal for a benefits fraud inspectorate was given a cautious welcome by the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation at its annual conference today.

Social security secretary Peter Lilley announced earlier this week at the Conservative party conference that an inspectorate would be set up to check that local authorities were doing enough to tackle fraud.

But the IRRV says councils should be given more incentives to prevent fraud.

'The present subsidy system encourages local authorities in the area of detection and not prevention. This is perverse', the IRRV said.
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