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Dundee Liberal Democrats express further concern about Tax Credits shambles

July 13, 2007 11:42 AM

Dundee Liberal Democrats have today (Friday 13th July) slammed news that new government figures show that for the second year in a row, fraud and error in the Tax Credit system was £1.1bn, which is the highest level of fraud and error in the benefits system.

Liberal Democrat Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, Danny Alexander MP, said, "As Gordon Brown has walked into Number 10 he has left behind a system in chaos.

"It is completely unacceptable that the levels of fraud and error continue to be nearly double that of any other benefit."

Locally, here in Dundee, City Council LibDem Group Leader Cllr Fraser Macpherson, said, "There are long-standing concerns about the poor way the Labour Government has tackled Tax Credits administration and the latest news shows that the situation is getting worse rather than better."

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