People in the Vale of Glamorgan and Flintshire claiming housing and council tax support are part of a pilot scheme which involves having their speech patterns analysed by lie detectors when claims are reviewed.
If more effort was put into trying to prevent tax dodging by the wealthy, then there would be a much greater gain for the public purse. Tax loopholes cost us billions. Previous attempts to clamp down on benefit fraud have cost considerably more than the funds that are recouped. Only in January this year we saw that anti-fraud schemes cost £154 million to operate but only £106 million in benefits had been recouped.
At the same time the Westminster government are closing offices and cutting jobs in HMRC, so even more people will be able to tax-dodge!