Tax credits: 'Picked on so that benefits targets were met'
The use of a contractor to cut fraud in the tax credit system has been condemned by MPs after tens of thousands of people had their benefits wrongly withdrawn. One of those was single parent Paul Eite.
As a single parent of two young boys, tax credits of more than £100 a week were vital to the household budget of Paul Eite.
But in August this year Paul was left desperate when the payments were stopped for seven weeks by HM Revenue and Customs' contractor Concentrix.
Paul says this was because Concentrix thought he was still living with his former partner - letters with her name on were... read more
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