Government 'will work hard to tackle benefits cheats'

Benefit fraud takes money away from the most vulnerable and costs the taxpayer over a £1billion a year.

"We work hard to tackle this problem at the frontline and regularly highlight the work of our fraud investigation teams as a warning to potential benefit cheats that they will be caught."

– A spokesman from the DWP

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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.