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Would you report it if you knew someone was working cash-in-hand and claiming benefits?

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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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#1
depends
#2
It would probably depend on how well you knew them. Maybe you could hint that you knew and they might sort the situation without it getting nasty?
Cx
#3
Yes! makes my blood boil!
#4
[email protected]
Would you report it if you knew someone was working cash-in-hand and claiming benefits?


Why is it you? :w00t:
#5
Yes i think so, if they can get cash in hand work then i can't see why they shouldn't get a job:x
#6
I would, jealousy can be cruel. I can be jealous.
#7
i ain't no rat.

I wouldn't no, basically because no good will come of it and I couldn't personally 'shop' anyone if I wasn't as pure as the cold driven snow myself.
#8
Definitely,The credit crunch has meant that hard working people of this country are struggling enough without having money stolen from them to pay benifit cheats to line there pockets
#9
Not a friend - someone I know. And don't really like.

Just checking I'm not letting that sway me...
#10
Tanchi
Why is it you? :w00t:


Damn. You caught me...

LMAO!
#11
Depends on which benefit, some you can work so much and declare it and still receive benefits. Are you sure of the situation?
#12
Alfonse
i ain't no rat.

I wouldn't no, basically because no good will come of it and I couldn't personally 'shop' anyone if I wasn't as pure as the cold driven snow myself.


So you cannot act on ANY injustice unless you are perfect?

What if you witnessed a robbery?
#13
AS understandable as I can be for people who do that, its all fine and well if they can get away with it, but ........for all those Tax paying, NI paying people out there who are honest then YES I'D BLOODY WELL REPORT THE SCAMMING BAR STEWARDS.

:-D
#14
yes, absolute SCUM.
#15
hellfire
Depends on which benefit, some you can work so much and declare it and still receive benefits. Are you sure of the situation?


No. I know they're being paid to work and they're on 'the dole'
#16
Depends - if they work pretty much full-time for a decent cash-in-hand wage then it's not right that they should be claiming benfits but I wouldn't want them to go to jail or anything too awful - unless they are utterly dreadful people.
If it's just a bit of casual work where they get a bit of 'extra' then I think that's OK, like your friend giving you £30 for a hand with some DIY. Tricky one.
#17
Absolutely. If you are convinced they are claiming a benefit to which they are not entitled to.

It's yours and my money they're taking and they're not entitled to it.

Dunno how there's any kind of debate about it.
#18
[email protected]
So you cannot act on ANY injustice unless you are perfect?

What if you witnessed a robbery?


I keeping my answer within the context of your question.

Also I work but 'if' I had a cash in hand bar job not paying tax on it, would you shop me.........
#19
if they can get cash in hand work then i can't see why they shouldn't get a job

Well said, mikebike:thumbsup:
#20
Without a shadow of doubt. I contribute to this country's economy via tax & Ins. Why shouldn't they?
#21
Without a doubt i would report them
#22
tonyg1962
Definitely,The credit crunch has meant that hard working people of this country are struggling enough without having money stolen from them to pay benifit cheats to line there pockets


and this would solve the credit crunch issue!

Unless the OP is the perfect citizen then let it be!

Its like saying people who are self employed and only declare some jobs through the books and do the rest cash in hand. Should they be reported as well???? Most people try and scam the government one way or another!
1 Like #23
Earlier in my life I only saw things in terms of black and white. Life experiences have shown me there are lots of grey areas. At one time the answer to this question would have been yes. Now it would depend on the situation.
#24
yes i bloody would my son is looking like mad for a job and wont go on benefits and this person is taking a job someone like my son could have .or whoever needed the job so its not very fair this person claims money for no job and yet gets paid for doing a job .shop them .i would not hesitate.we all need to pay bills and survive
#25
Abz
and this would solve the credit crunch issue!

Unless the OP is the perfect citizen then let it be!

Its like saying people who are self employed and only declare some jobs through the books and do the rest cash in hand. Should they be reported as well???? Most people try and scam the government one way or another!



agreed, no-one ever scams with vouchers here or misprices, downloads MP3 or chip consoles to play 'back up' games, unlocks Iphones, used glitches on ilovefilm, R4 DS cartridges..............give over guys
#26
Abz

Its like saying people who are self employed and only declare some jobs through the books and do the rest cash in hand. Should they be reported as well???? Most people try and scam the government one way or another!


Yeah they should, its tax evasion..... some people can earn 10s of thousands and only declare the minimum, meanwhile honest peoples taxes go up to fund stuff like the schools, transport, NHS - which is milked enough as it is.
#27
linw
yes i bloody would my son is looking like mad for a job and wont go on benefits and this person is taking a job someone like my son could have .or whoever needed the job so its not very fair this person claims money for no job and yet gets paid for doing a job .shop them .i would not hesitate.


Why wont your son go on benefits. Isn't this the reason we pay our NI and Tax's for times like this????
#28
I would.

This is a viral sort of behavior, which is to say, if you know someone that does it, you're more likely to do it yourself, because you know how, and know how unlikely you are to get caught. Equally, if you know someone that gets caught, you're less likely to do it yourself. So if you do rat the guy out, it's not just him, it's him and maybe three of his mates, too. And mayve some of their mates.

I'm hoping you do rat him out and then he and three of his mates all stop claiming, because their dole money is pretty much exactly what came out of my pay cheque this week.
#29
You bet ... If I want to sponsor someone I'll do it ... not pay taxes for someone else to benefit without my consent
#30
That's MY FRIGGIN TAX they're being paid from.

They screw me, I screw back!
#31
turn them in, its a disgrace to us who work our **** off .
#32
MinstrelMan
Yeah they should, its tax evasion..... some people can earn 10s of thousands and only declare the minimum, meanwhile honest peoples taxes go up to fund stuff like the schools, transport, NHS - which is milked enough as it is.


Everyone looks after themselves. If people are willing to take the risk and do a few cash in hand jobs then so be it. But every dog has its day. So let them have their day and then they will get caught sooner or later. And its like some1 mentioned earlier not everything is black and white!
#33
Abz
Why wont your son go on benefits. Isn't this the reason we pay our NI and Tax's for times like this????
does'nt want the bad name or to be stereo typed says he would be too ashamed to stand in line to sign on he is 24 and first time out of work .
#34
Abz
Why wont your son go on benefits. Isn't this the reason we pay our NI and Tax's for times like this????



for some its a matter of pride
#35
Abz
and this would solve the credit crunch issue!

Unless the OP is the perfect citizen then let it be!

Its like saying people who are self employed and only declare some jobs through the books and do the rest cash in hand. Should they be reported as well???? Most people try and scam the government one way or another!


Yeah, good point but... at least someone who has a job is paying some sort of tax and contribution.

If someone is not getting any benefit and is working cash in hand then I say happy days to them.

But to take dole money and then work cash in hand is taking the proverbial :x If they are on the

dole/job seekers etc. they will be getting a fist full of benefits as well as an income... really fecks me off.

The problem with this country is, the people who try to get jobs and are genuinely in need of benefits get screwd.
#36
Abz


Its like saying people who are self employed and only declare some jobs through the books and do the rest cash in hand. Should they be reported as well???? Most people try and scam the government one way or another!


Useless analogy.

People who are self-employed may indeed not declare everything to the tax man and pay all their dues, but at least they are contributing to society by paying their dues and not claiming from those that do, while they settle into a comfortable life at everyone else's expense.

Why should we let these people away with it and continue to proliferate the culture of those who are brought up on and live on benefits for their whole lives?
banned#37
chesso
Depends - if they work pretty much full-time for a decent cash-in-hand wage then it's not right that they should be claiming benfits but I wouldn't want them to go to jail or anything too awful - unless they are utterly dreadful people.
If it's just a bit of casual work where they get a bit of 'extra' then I think that's OK, like your friend giving you £30 for a hand with some DIY. Tricky one.


Yup - pretty much how I feel also.

Some friends of ours (now emigrated to Oz) got our blood boiling.

When she got pregnant, they wanted to sell their one bed flat but couldn't because of negative equity. So they handed in the keys to the estate agents and went on a fraud spree!!!

Got re-housed, but got extra benefit but claiming lower wages (he was employed by his Uncle - so an easily fiddle!) They then got rehoused into the private sector. He had a £500 allowance to use. The house he was now renting was his own - bought by his Father-in-law - but in reality his own.

They eventually sold the house with £200,000 profit (none of this money he had paid towards) and emigrated.

Had the last laugh though. He came back a year ago to collect money heldover in the sale. (Because his Father in Law already had a property - in France - it was liable to tax.) I think the £50K he was expecting to pick up ended up being just a few thousand. Maybe cruel on my part - but I'm so pleased that happened!
#38
Abz
Everyone looks after themselves. If people are willing to take the risk and do a few cash in hand jobs then so be it. But every dog has its day. So let them have their day and then they will get caught sooner or later. And its like some1 mentioned earlier not everything is black and white!


yeah by someone whos reported them
#39
linw
does'nt want the bad name or to be stereo typed says he would be too ashamed to stand in line to sign on he is 24 and first time out of work .


Pride is the main downfall to many people! There is no shame in collecting your JSA! Like i mentioned before what is the purpose of you paying your taxes if when your son is looking for work he is to "ashamed" to stand in line.
#40
moob
Useless analogy.

People who are self-employed may indeed not declare everything to the tax man and pay all their dues, but at least they are contributing to society by paying their dues and not claiming from those that do, while they settle into a comfortable life at everyone else's expense.

Why should we let these people away with it and continue to proliferate the culture of those who are brought up on and live on benefits for their whole lives?


not true at all....

I know of cases where people declare less income when self employed so their company makes a loss...therefore their tax payment is zero or close to. But the amount they take in cash in hand jobs is unreal!

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