ABSENCE OF ORIGINAL CLAIM FORM FOR BENEFITS AS BEST EVIDENCE OF QUESTIONS PUT TO APPLICANT REGARDING HIS ACCESS TO BANK ACCOUNTS

Magistrates were entitled to rely on secondary evidence in convicting an individual of knowingly making false statements when applying for jobseekers’ allowance in the absence of best evidence, which had been the original claim form that the individual had completed when he made his application.

[2013] EWHC 1671 (Admin)