0:02 AM, 6th December 2023, About 3 months ago 10
Hello, benefit claimants will reportedly have their bank accounts monitored under new “Big Brother” anti-fraud plans drawn up by the UK government.
The law change was introduced in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. According to reports, benefit claimants could have their bank account checked every month to verify whether the claimant is telling the truth about their savings. Ministers say the change could save the taxpayer £500 million in the first five years.
However, what I want to know is many landlords receive direct housing benefit payments in to their accounts in respect of some tenants. So does that mean the landlords themselves are open to having their bank accounts scoured by the government too?
More details on the proposals can be found here
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