9 October 1997 Edition

Mála Poist

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

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