'We all pay the price' of benefit fraud

It is a myth that 'getting one over on the system' is a victimless crime: the truth is we all pay the price.

It is vital that we take a tough stance on this type of fraud and I am determined to see a clampdown on those who flout the system.

– Keir Starmer, Director of Public Prosecutions

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'10 years jail' for benefit cheats

Benefit cheats will face increased jail terms of up to 10 years in a crackdown on those who "flout the system", Britain's most senior prosecutor Keir Starmer has said.