Single mums in firing line of benefit spooks



MPs say crackdown targeted lone parents
SINGLE mums have been targeted by the government in a failed crackdown on tax credit fraud that used “flimsy evidence” to justify stopping benefits, Labour MPs charged yesterday.
MPs accused the Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) of ordering US-based firm Concentrix to hone in on single parents, particularly women, during the time of its controversial contract with the company.
Benefits were wrongly stopped after single mums were falsely accused of living with a partner or letting rooms to lodgers without informing the government.
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19 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 40
Source: Morning Star
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