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Select committee report on Benefits Cap

 

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https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/work-and-pensions-committee/news-parliament-2017/benefit-cap-report-published-17-19/

Heidi Allen MP, Committee Member, said:

“All Government policy must be based on evidence, yet there is scarce evidence to suggest the cap is moving people into work - not least because 82% of those affected by the cap are not in any case expected to work because of health or caring responsibilities. This cap and the benefits freeze are outdated policies, not taking into account the increased cost of living since their inception. Bluntly, the Government doesn’t have the objective or moral grounds on which to maintain its position.”