in reply to the other comment, it also stops people blatantly taking the p**s which is the current system.
yes the system is complicated and needs (not reform but) a complete overhaul and replacement. but however complicated it is, it's pretty simple for all to understand that for example you shouldn't hide a partner under the bed and cover up him/her living there with you... or when your Tax Credits are uprated (EVERY YEAR) is it really that hard to notify your local council?
if someone is so blatant then they deserve to be sticken off any state help permanently. we ll see how quickly they start working to pay for things...
in reply to 'innocent' mistakes being made, then refuse to accept the Admin Penalty. then the council has to prosecute you. if you are innocent the magistrate/court will find you innocent. to get a caution you have to have admitted it in an interview under caution. if you re innocent why admit it unless your guilty?!