New welfare crackdown on bouncers and security guards

Department to cross-check records to ensure individuals are not concurrently claiming social welfare payments

19th March, 2017
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Bouncers, security guards and private investigators are to be targeted in a new crackdown on social welfare fraud.

The Department of Social Protection has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Private Security Authority (PSA), which regulates nearly 30,000 contractors and individuals in the private security industry, to tackle welfare fraud.

The agreement will allow the department to cross-check its records with the PSA’s to ensure that individuals working in the private security industry are not...

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