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Benefits deductions: Crime shouldn't pay, says David Cameron

The government is giving the courts more power to reclaim money from people on benefits who are fined for breaking the law.

Currently, the courts can only deduct £5 a week from benefit claimants. From 2013, that will rise to £25.

The prime minister explained the reason for the change.

  • 29 Oct 2011
  • From the section UK