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Monday, 27 August 2012

Debunking the myths and stereotypes about welfare reform

Red Pepper cuts through the prejudices and propaganda deployed by the Con Dem's to justify the Coalition Government's brutal attack on state benefits. For example, the latest Department for Work and Pensions estimates show that in 2011/12 just 0.7 per cent of benefit expenditure was overpaid due to fraud, including a 2.8 per cent fraud rate for jobseeker’s allowance and a mere 0.3 per cent for incapacity benefits: http://www.redpepper.org.uk/mythbuster-welfare-reform/