Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Anglesey councillor to face court over benefit claim

A LONG serving councillor has been accused of failing to declare his council earnings while claiming around £7,700 in incapacity benefit.

Hefin Thomas, who represents Pentraeth on Anglesey, has been charged with making a false statement while claiming the benefit.

The former portfolio holder for Highways and Maritime is alleged to have failed to declare the full allowance income he received for his work as a county councillor.

”Incapacity Benefit is paid to people who can’t work because of illness or disability who are not entitled to Statutory Sick Pay, or Statutory Sick Pay has run out."

My Comment: Looks like his get out will be to argue that being a councillor on £13.834 of taxpayer's money isn't work.

Read the full story from the source Daily Post

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