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Make it a criminal offence to maliciously report someone for benefit fraud.

Responsible department: Department for Work and Pensions

Given the success rate of the "shop a benefit fraud" hotline is only 0.31%, a large number of people are being maliciously accused of benefit fraud.
Such malicious people should be subject the criminal law similar to wasting police time.

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15/11/2012 12:14