Bailiffs to deter benefits cheats

Press Association
Embargoed to 0001 Friday January 31File photo dated 18/03/13 of money as advertised salaries have fallen to a 16-month low, dropping by more than ?2,100 in the past year, according to new research. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday January 31, 2014. Pay rates have fallen in every part of the UK apart from Wales, although advertised wages there were ?4,000 below the national average at ?28,121. Jobs search engine Adzuna said its research showed that the salary picture looked
Embargoed to 0001 Friday January 31File photo dated 18/03/13 of money as advertised salaries have fallen to a 16-month low, dropping by more than ?2,100 in the past year, according to new research. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday January 31, 2014. Pay rates have fallen in every part of the UK apart from Wales, although advertised wages there were ?4,000 below the national average at ?28,121. Jobs search engine Adzuna said its research showed that the salary picture looked

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%Bailiffs could soon be called in to seize cars, TVs and computers from benefit fraudsters under a new Government drive to deter claimants from fiddling the welfare system.

Downing Street is proposing powers to call in bailiffs to confiscate and sell high-value items to help recoup illicit gains from fraud, estimated to cost taxpayers £1.2 billion a year.