Three-quarters of the people hit by the Benefit Cap are children. Things just got even worse

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How far does the Conservative Government have to go before people wake up and realise what it is doing?

When your children are plunged into poverty, perhaps?

Or has that happened already, and you’ve done nothing about it?*

The government [has taken] another step to increase the number of children in poverty. They have done this by cutting the Benefit Cap, first introduced by the Coalition government. Outside London, the number of people in need whose benefits are cut is likely to go up by more than 700% and even in London the increase…

Source: Three quarters of the people hit by the Benefit Cap are children. Things just got even worse

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8 thoughts on “Three-quarters of the people hit by the Benefit Cap are children. Things just got even worse

  1. Linda

    Not sure I get the gist of this but, question: why aren’t workers, trade unionists who work in benefits offices (that are putting cuts into place) doing something about it? A bit of humanity please!

  2. mohandeer

    The Tories have taken this country back some 50+ years.
    What a way for children to start out in life, this takes me back to my childhood in Newcastle, poverty is back in vogue apparently.

  3. Sven Wraight

    It was clear from their manifesto (“cap overall welfare spending, lower the amount of benefits that any household can receive to £23,000 and continue to roll out Universal Credit, to make work pay”) they were economically illiterate. Surely this means they’ve no mandate for what they’re doing and it’s illegal? If it is illegal, what are our rights?

  4. Sanjit

    Considering the evolution of welfare dismantling, what is going to be the cost of rectification once this party are thrown out. It seems it’s a bit like the WW2 blitz, it can take decades to repair the damage.

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