Only 1 in 6 people hit by ‘cruel’ Tory benefit cap claim Jobseeker’s Allowance

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Only 1 in 6 people hit by ‘cruel’ Tory benefit cap claim Jobseeker’s Allowance

Post by Admin on Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:38 am

http://www.welfareweekly.com/fewer-1-4-people-hit-tory-benefit-cap-claim-jobseekers-allowance/

Child poverty campaigners have reacted angrily to new Government figures revealing a substantial rise in the number of families sucked into the “cruel” Tory benefit cap.

Statistics published by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) on Thursday show the number of UK households hit by the cap since it was lowered in 2016 has skyrocketed by a shocking 214%, with single parents among the worst affected.

The benefit cap, which limits the total amount a household can receive in state support and includes the majority of state benefits, was reduced in November 2016 to £23,000 per year in London (£15,410 for single people) and £20,000 per year (£13,400 for single people) in the rest of the UK.
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 939
Points : 1931
Reputation : 113
Join date : 2017-04-13

View user profile http://respectfulbenefits.forumotion.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Only 1 in 6 people hit by ‘cruel’ Tory benefit cap claim Jobseeker’s Allowance

Post by Caker on Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:16 am

If there is not also a cap on what landlords are able to charge for private rents then this sort of structural poverty is not unexpected. Evil or Very Mad
avatar
Caker

Posts : 605
Points : 879
Reputation : 177
Join date : 2017-04-14

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum