Direct Democracy proposal for Economics
There are over 18 million duplicate National Insurance numbers in circulation [courtesy of the Inland Revenue]. We believe that many of these are being used illegally, contributing to national fraud that totals around £30 BN per year [at a costs of £621 per person].
Should the People's Administration install direct democracy, we propose that the Department of Work and Pensions use a photo-ID system so as to protect benefit funds from fraud. Every current and future claimant would need to be digitally photographed and their image stored with their current record on the DWP database.
The use of the photo in conjunction with a National Insurance number will enable the DWP to identify that a particular image and National Insurance number relate to a specific person, therefore voiding the fraudulent use of any duplicate National Insurance number and associated false identity details.
The costs to the DWP of investigating false benefit claims is often more than twice the cost of the initial fraud being investigated. In cases where a person has been convicted of benefit fraud by the courts, the People's Administration proposes that the offender pays back not only the cost of the fraud, but also the costs of any related investigations carried out by the DWP.
Whilst the DWP currently prioritises and pursues legal principals over economic principals, the economy weakens and obviously, prioritising economics over law means that there would be no deterrent in the case of benefit fraud. Therefore, making the offender liable for the costs of any investigations means that both principals can be exercised side by side.
Either way, we estimate that the total cost to implement this proposal would be approx:
£5 per camera for each of the 750 UK job centres:
50p per card per claimant [approx. 2.5 M claimants as of Jan. 2013 - excluding ESA claimants]
£1,253,750 to cover the whole country overnight!
Spending approx. £1,254,000 to safeguard £30 BN is for most people - a no brainer but, for the freely-elected UK government, this solution is too simple and too cheap for them to even recognise!
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