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Hiram
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      09-24-2010, 12:21 PM
I know of someone who is on currently benefits, but who holds a
substantial cash sum in an off-shore account.

I presume there is nothing I can do about it?
 
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      09-24-2010, 01:25 PM
Hiram wrote:
> I know of someone who is on currently benefits, but who holds a
> substantial cash sum in an off-shore account.
>
> I presume there is nothing I can do about it?


It depends what benefits they are on. Not every benefit is means tested
and those that are do allow you to have a decent amount of savings. But
you can always report them if you are sure they are defrauding the system.

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      09-24-2010, 02:03 PM
Hiram wrote:
> I know of someone who is on currently benefits, but who holds a
> substantial cash sum in an off-shore account.
>
> I presume there is nothing I can do about it?


How do you know? Have you seen evidence?

I have known snouts to be caught out by being given bogus info.

Privacy laws are great aren't they!! Perhaps we should follow the US
example and publish benefits and tax returns. They have a lesser need for
tax or benefit fraud inpectors.


 
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      09-24-2010, 04:21 PM
On 24 Sep, 15:03, "Fredxx" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Hiram wrote:
> > I know of someone who is on currently benefits, but who holds a
> > substantial cash sum in an off-shore account.

>
> > I presume there is nothing I can do about it?

>
> How do you know? *Have you seen evidence?
>
> I have known snouts to be caught out by being given bogus info.
>
> Privacy laws are great aren't they!! *Perhaps we should follow the US
> example and publish benefits and tax returns. *They have a lesser need for
> tax or benefit fraud inpectors.


No, not 100% sure he has the cash. But we'd recently been disusing
putting cash off-shore, as I have a Jersey Euro's account. So I have
strong suspicions.

He is definitely on JSA, I am sure of that.
 
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      09-24-2010, 04:23 PM
On 24 Sep, 14:25, Robbie <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Hiram wrote:
> > I know of someone who is on currently benefits, but who holds a
> > substantial cash sum in an off-shore account.

>
> > I presume there is nothing I can do about it?

>
> It depends what benefits they are on. Not every benefit is means tested
> and those that are do allow you to have a decent amount of savings. But
> you can always report them if you are sure they are defrauding the system.
>
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> Robbie


Yes I may report them. But the whole point of having an off-shore
account is that it is invisible to the UK authorities.

So sadly, I guess I'm answering my own question.
 
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      09-24-2010, 04:23 PM
On 24 Sep, 14:25, Robbie <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Hiram wrote:
> > I know of someone who is on currently benefits, but who holds a
> > substantial cash sum in an off-shore account.

>
> > I presume there is nothing I can do about it?

>
> It depends what benefits they are on. Not every benefit is means tested
> and those that are do allow you to have a decent amount of savings. But
> you can always report them if you are sure they are defrauding the system.
>
> --
> Robbie


Yes I may report them. But the whole point of having an off-shore
account is that it is invisible to the UK authorities.

So sadly, I guess I'm answering my own question.
 
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      09-24-2010, 04:35 PM
On 24/09/2010 17:21, Hiram wrote:
> On 24 Sep, 15:03, "Fredxx"<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> Hiram wrote:
>>> I know of someone who is on currently benefits, but who holds a
>>> substantial cash sum in an off-shore account.

>>
>>> I presume there is nothing I can do about it?

>>
>> How do you know? Have you seen evidence?
>>
>> I have known snouts to be caught out by being given bogus info.
>>
>> Privacy laws are great aren't they!! Perhaps we should follow the US
>> example and publish benefits and tax returns. They have a lesser need for
>> tax or benefit fraud inpectors.

>
> No, not 100% sure he has the cash. But we'd recently been disusing
> putting cash off-shore, as I have a Jersey Euro's account. So I have
> strong suspicions.
>
> He is definitely on JSA, I am sure of that.


If you can provide sufficient info then the DWP will be able to
interview him under caution, if he's a proficient liar he be able to
deny everything however many people aren't, and faced with a true
accusation will own up.

The vague detail you've given here would not interest the DWP at all,
they will simply not investigate but if you can give dates, names of the
bank or figures then they may get interested. The more info they have
the more likely your friend will own up when confronted.

Mike

 
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      09-24-2010, 05:10 PM
On 24/09/2010 17:21, Hiram wrote:
> On 24 Sep, 15:03, "Fredxx"<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> Hiram wrote:
>>> I know of someone who is on currently benefits, but who holds a
>>> substantial cash sum in an off-shore account.

>>
>>> I presume there is nothing I can do about it?

>>
>> How do you know? Have you seen evidence?
>>
>> I have known snouts to be caught out by being given bogus info.
>>
>> Privacy laws are great aren't they!! Perhaps we should follow the US
>> example and publish benefits and tax returns. They have a lesser need for
>> tax or benefit fraud inpectors.

>
> No, not 100% sure he has the cash. But we'd recently been disusing
> putting cash off-shore, as I have a Jersey Euro's account. So I have
> strong suspicions.
>
> He is definitely on JSA, I am sure of that.


It depends what type of JSA it is. Means tested JSA is one thing but
there is also a contributions based JSA that can be paid regardless of
savings. A millionaire can receive contributions based JSA.
 
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      09-25-2010, 01:14 PM
does that mean the 10 million ive got could affect my benefits

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> On 24/09/2010 17:21, Hiram wrote:
>> On 24 Sep, 15:03, "Fredxx"<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>> Hiram wrote:
>>>> I know of someone who is on currently benefits, but who holds a
>>>> substantial cash sum in an off-shore account.
>>>
>>>> I presume there is nothing I can do about it?
>>>
>>> How do you know? Have you seen evidence?
>>>
>>> I have known snouts to be caught out by being given bogus info.
>>>
>>> Privacy laws are great aren't they!! Perhaps we should follow the US
>>> example and publish benefits and tax returns. They have a lesser need
>>> for
>>> tax or benefit fraud inpectors.

>>
>> No, not 100% sure he has the cash. But we'd recently been disusing
>> putting cash off-shore, as I have a Jersey Euro's account. So I have
>> strong suspicions.
>>
>> He is definitely on JSA, I am sure of that.

>
> It depends what type of JSA it is. Means tested JSA is one thing but there
> is also a contributions based JSA that can be paid regardless of savings.
> A millionaire can receive contributions based JSA.


 
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      09-25-2010, 06:18 PM
On 25/09/2010 14:14, paul k wrote:
> does that mean the 10 million ive got could affect my benefits


If you give me 1m I'll let you know.

Mike

 
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