- New Benefit Cap statistics show that 19 out of 20 families whose benefits were cut have children.
- Only 14% of families affected claimed Job Seekers Allowance and were expected to look for work.
- Churches representing more than 800,000 people in the UK have said that it "cannot be morally acceptable to leave children without enough to live on”
Today’s government statistics on the Benefit Cap reveal that over a quarter of a million children have been affected by the Cap since it was introduced in April 2013. Additionally, the majority of families affected were accepted as not being able to work due to illness, disability or caring responsibilities.
The United Reformed Church, the Baptist Union, the Church of Scotland and the Methodist Church have spoken out against the Benefit Cap.