Now on the face of it seems to be a rather sensible article that basically says why keep giving benefits payments out to those that don't need them when you could just scrap them and cut taxes instead? The figures they quote if correct are pretty interesting. Assuming that they are and you managed to cut them by fifty percent at Â£15 billion via means testing, that would result in possible tax cut of 4p on the basic rate of income tax. Although at the same time I can also fully understand the whole I've paid in so I want to get something out of it sentiment. So is means testing lots more benefits- providing the cash is rolled through into tax cuts, or just cutting them completely like tax credits, the way foward? Because on the face of it it seems pretty tempting unless I'm missing any major pitfalls people can see.