So... I got talking to a Slovakian lad in my Doctor's waiting room yesterday. Nice, honest lad but he told me a story [about how much he loved my town] which scared and angered the b'jaysus out of me.
'Peter' was telling me that he had two kids back home, one of which had autism.
He had been paid off here but he lived "rent free, thanks to housing benefit". He claimed and sent back, to Slovakia, 'working tax credits' (because he was on job seekers allowance), for his two kids, which came in at just under £12k, thanks to £8k, per annum, for the autistic girl. He did, of course, get Child Benefit £1.6k, for the two on top. Furthermore he was in the process of trying to "win a (DLA) PIPS claim for his daughter".
Nice to know my £118 weekly tax payment is keeping so many happy in so many ways. 👍😊