Benefits Cap

Benefit Cap   

The Churches have argued that the Benefit system should provide families, especially families with children, enough such that they can have a basic standard of living. The Benefit cap limits the amount of money a family is able to receive even if they have exceptional circumstances and exceptional needs.

The Benefit Cap was lowered this month. In a press statement the churches highlighted the disproportionate effect this would have on children, and Paul Morrison blogged on how the arguments underpinning the Benefit Cap do not stand up to scrutiny. 

The story was picked up in a number of places including the BBC, and a number of regional church leaders spoke out about this issue in the press and on radio.