Benefit Caps

Tory Benefits Cap Helping Embarrassingly Few People Into Work

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Politics

Iain Duncan Smith's flagship cap on benefits has failed to help most benefit claimants into work, analysis by his own department suggests. The work...

'How About A £21,000 Benefit Cap?'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Politics

Iain Duncan Smith’s officials developed plans to cap benefits at £21,000-a-year, marking a much tighter cap than the annual cap currently being rol...

Labour To Oppose Benefit Caps Says Balls

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Politics

Labour is to oppose the government's benefits proposals, Ed Balls announced on Tuesday, calling the announced 1% rise "unfair". Speaking in the Co...

Welcome to the World of Man Bites Dog

Julian Dobson | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK Politics
Julian Dobson

Just look at the evidence, they cry. Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith, fulminating against turbulent priests at the weekend in good Thatcher-era style, spluttered that there are people living in expensive houses claiming unemployment benefits.

Tory MP Floats Capping Child Tax Credits For Jobless Households

PA | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Politics

A Tory MP has floated proposals suggesting parents that have large families while out of work should face benefit caps. Harriett Baldwin, a member ...