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David Goodall

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David's Views: Benefits

In a civilised society I believe it is right and proper that those who are better off help those who are in a less fortunate situation.

In government policy terms this aspiration takes many forms and one of the most obvious is the benefit system. In recent years the main emphasis has been on stopping benefit fraud and targeting benefit at specific groups.

The problem is that the system has become so complex that the very people who should get help don't.

In my view the only answer is to simplify the system.

The bottom line:

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