Cheating pays - claim
BRITAIN'S benefits system encourages claimants to lie and cheat to secure payments, a former welfare minister will claim today.
Labour's Frank Field, who has worked as a poverty adviser to the coalition, will warn that paying out based on need brings out the "worst side of human nature".
Mr Field, who was told to "think the unthinkable" while serving as welfare minister under Tony Blair, will call on his party to back radical reforms that would mean the state paid claimants based mainly on their contributions.
"As we now have a welfare state based on meeting need, this encourages individuals, not unreasonably, to try to ensure that they qualify under this guise. It therefore pays to lie about one's earnings, to cheat, or to be inactive," he will tell the Institute of Economic Affairs today.
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