Benefits cheats 'costs tax payer more than £1billion a year'

Calls have grown to get tough on scroungers who costs the tax payer all more than £1billion a year – enough to pay for 40 secondary schools or the salaries of 30,000 nurses, reports the Daily Express.

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'Shame' benefits cheats

Benefits cheats should be shamed by having their photo pinned to every lamppost in their street, an official at the Department for Work and Pensions said.