The Daily telegraph is very vexed today that there are £1 million of benefit payment errors a day in the UK.
To put this in context, that’s 0.16% of all benefit payments.
Now let’s note that tax avoidance and tax evasion in my estimate (£25 billion of avoidance and £70 billion of evasion a year, figures embraced by the EU) cost the UK just over £260 million a day.
So that’s more than 260 times as much in absolute terms.
And in total over 14% of all anticipated UK tax revenues (including those lost), at least.
Now which one of those issues should be given more attention, do you think?