1/ When challenged about Labour pledging to scrap Universal Credit offer an immediate £3bn package if elected, you'll likely get
a) Benefit Scrounger rhetoric
b) How do we pay for it?
c) Labour want to give immigrants everything.
2/ to answer a), 0.3%, approx £300 million (m) of the entire welfare budget is lost to fraudulent activity by claimants.
Meanwhile, £1.2 BILLION (bn) is lost in DWP clerical errors & 900m in DWP overpayments.
That answers part of b) if these can be fixed.
3/ Labour have pledged to bring all health assessments back "in-house" thus scrapping the costly outsourcing to Atos etc. Over £1bn in savings.
Assessments are to be weighted towards claimant Dr etc with less face to face assessments. Thus saving money.