The proposed system forces all benefits to be issued as credit on a “Consumer benefits account,” all spending allowed only against a commodity-specific Debit Card, no cash transactions allowed, enabling a full benefits/cost analysis and barring frivolous spending. The concept, reject by MPs to monitor their expenses as too draconian was thought to be ideal to cut significant amounts from the benefits bill!
Leaked government paper reveals benefit/spend analysis plan.
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Well, it is better that the original scheme to issue Waitrose gift vouchers.
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