I know several people who don’t want to work because they get their full rents paid. Some don’t even have a C.V. They just write down random job references from the Direct Gov website in their job diary’s.
The Job Centre staff can’t actually check if people have applied for jobs due to the Data protection Act. They should be able to ring companies or E-mail them to check on the cheats. The Data Protection Act is also stopping the councils investigating Housing Benefit fraud.