The benefit cap has caused misery and hardship for countless families, writes Shelter's Polly Neate.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak now faces calls to lift the benefit cap or risk a fresh child poverty crisis.
The “discriminatory” cap targets the wrong people, campaigners say.
The government's own figures show the majority of single parents are not securing work to escape the cap, instead leaving them exposed to eviction and poverty
The benefit cap places the burden of the UK government's failed economic strategy on the shoulders of the most disadvantaged in society. The Tories would do well to heed the result of the election and accept they have no mandate for their callous cuts... They must halt this counterproductive agenda of austerity immediately, listen to the voices of those being impacted by it, listen to the voices of experts, and stimulate the economy with the investment necessary to allow for opportunity, fairness and prosperity to flourish.
The five things you need to know on Monday, November 7… 1) JUDGE MEANT DAY For many, judgement day comes tomorrow in the
Seasoned Duncan Smith-watchers are still left floundering as to why he is in his sixth year in the same cabinet job, and yet there he is. Labour must feel they can make serious headway against him on the new benefit cap when the arguments are so half-hearted, and Duncan Smith is doing his best to encourage them in this belief.
We are rapidly approaching a point where the UK's poorest, particularly those unfortunate enough to be unemployed and who have larger families, are running out of reasonable housing options. The result is likely to be an increase in the use of temporary accommodation which fails the overcrowded families within it and costs the public purse more despite reforms being marketed as part of an austerity drive.
Today marks the important point at which there are exactly 100 days to go until the general election. All the party leaders have marked the occasion by setting out their most important policies, knowing that they will have the eyes of the country on them...
Iain Duncan Smith's flagship cap on benefits has failed to help most benefit claimants into work, analysis by his own department