start chasing tax dodgers and claim all taxes due
for every pound lost to the treasury through the benefits system through applicant mistakes, staff mistakes and crimimal fraud all added together there is 16 pounds lost to the treasury through tax evasion and tax dodging.
if the government collected all the taxes actually due to it there would be no financial crisis, there would be no budgetry black hole we would need no cut backs in services we would need no further tax rises.
why not instead of pointing fingers at societies poorest, those who claim benefits for ill health and being out of work point fingers at the tax evaders? why not instead of cutting back on services and introducing yet more taxes just chase the taxes already owed?
Why does this idea matter?
the country would not be in financial trouble if all the taxes due were actually collected. instead of cut backs and more taxes we should just collect that which is already owed