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People at risk of losing tax credits after being wrongly accused of cheating

People at risk of losing tax credits after being wrongly accused of cheating

A US services company working for HMRC are hounding thousands of people in the UK over their tax credits.

‘Thousands of people on low incomes are being sent letters by an American outsourcing company accusing them of cheating on their tax credits and warning them that they may have their benefits stopped.

Concentrix part of a multi-billion pound US business services company, has been accused of going on a vast “fishing expedition” as part of a controversial contract with HM Revenue and Customs to outsource its fraud and error detection.

Staff working at Concentrix have told The Independent that they are under pressure to open between 40 and 50 new tax-credit investigations every day and often don’t have time to check whether the allegations they are making stack up.’

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