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ILL gotten gains

(16 Posts)
Tigger2016 Sat 14-May-16 09:03:01

Saw a poster about this in a community centre

Apparently half the money from
Seized stolen property goes straight to the treasury


claig Sat 14-May-16 09:03:56

As little as half?

DonkeyOaty Sat 14-May-16 09:04:10

What about the other half?

claig Sat 14-May-16 09:05:54

I suppose it has to go somewhere and if it is used for good rather than for MPs' expenses, it is OK. I am not sure where else could it go? I wouldn't want it going to one of these charidees run by failed politicians.

VulcanWoman Sat 14-May-16 09:16:42

Maybe it should go to victim support.
The Government are robbing us left right and centre, this is just another thing they do.

claig Sat 14-May-16 09:57:57

Good idea, it should go to victim support.

VulcanWoman Sat 14-May-16 10:34:44

Mind you, that would be common sense and decency, they haven't got much/any of that.

Tigger2016 Sat 14-May-16 10:35:45

Victim support and the NHS should get any proceeds IMHO

RortyCrankle Sat 14-May-16 11:56:16

Makes sense to me, of course it should go to the Treasury.

VulcanWoman Sat 14-May-16 15:53:15


Eve Sat 14-May-16 15:55:50

But the treasury spends it again, on roads, education, nhs., defence, benefits.... so why is that a problem.

lljkk Mon 16-May-16 08:27:36

General pot makes sense.
Police should get share of proceeds, too. And Education & Social workers (might prevent some crime).

Arfarfanarf Mon 16-May-16 08:29:56

Where does the other half go?
Makes sense to me that all proceeds should go into the pot.

nancy75 Mon 16-May-16 08:31:32

I hope at least some of it goes back to people it was taken from?

Eastpoint Mon 16-May-16 08:38:55

It costs money to recover funds from criminals. Some of the funds will be from drug smuggling or VAT fraud which do not have clear cut victims but the criminals can employ solicitors & barristers to protect their interests. The assets can be sold off at government auctions and the funds are then used to pay for all the services we benefit from such as NHS, schools, police, roads.

unexpsoc Mon 16-May-16 10:51:01

All proceeds should go into the central pot. If you start saying to police forces "the more you collect, the more money you get to keep for your budget" you can immediately watch their focus moving from going after the really dangerous offenders and looking at the really wealthy offenders whom they can get more money from. It's the same reason we nationalised the fire service.

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