9 October 1997 Edition
9 October 1997
The real fraudsters
Most media coverage of the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General has concentrated on ``official waste and fraud'' including £13.6 million on ``suspected welfare fraud''.
This is made to sound like a huge amount (and it is!) but it is less than a hundredth of the £1690 million outstanding in tax arrears, mostly from companies and the self-employed. There... Free article