Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Big Rise In Families Sucked Into The Benefit Cap

Government figures show a huge jump in the number of households hit by the benefit cap since it was lowered in November 2016, with many areas of the country seeing more than a threefold rise.  The number of households capped nationally rose by 240% (from 20,096 to 68,079). Some places which had small numbers of households capped until the cap was lowered have also seen dramatic increases. The impact of the cap has spread far beyond London: before the cap was lowered, the capital accounted for 40% of capped households but now accounts for 23%. Read more on the Child Poverty Action Group website.

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