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Tuesday, 16 July 2013

5 home truths about the Benefit Cap

The welfare policies of the current Government owe a lot to the right wing social engineering of US republicans and similar divide and rule propaganda techniques have been used to justify this week’s introduction of the benefit cap. The New Statesman’s blog highlights ‘five things Iain Duncan Smith doesn't want you to know about the benefit cap’

1. An out-of-work family is never better off than an in-work family

2. It will punish large families and increase child poverty

3. It will likely cost more than it saves

4. It will increase homelessness and do nothing to address the housing crisis

5. It will encourage family break-up