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Benefit cheats to be targeted

Mon, 05 Nov 2012

Social Care Minister Chris Robertshaw
Social Care Minister Chris Robertshaw

The Social Care Minister says time is running out for people claiming benefits who don't deserve them.

Radical reforms to the current system are starting to be drafted.

A public consultation has been under way since early summer as the department looks to clamp down on benefit cheats.

Chris Robertshaw says means testing would play a major role in the new system, which will be unveiled in next month's sitting of Tynwald.

The Minister says it's time to get real:

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