Expat benefit cheats to be targeted



The government is extending a hotline in Spain to dob in expat benefit cheats. It says that each year benefit fraud by Britons living abroad costs the UK taxpayers £63 million, and while official do not know how many people are making illegal claims or where they all live, they believe the majority of them are in Spain. Originally the hotline scheme was set up in Alicante, but will now be extended to cover the Costa del Sol and Canary Islands.