Twenty three households in Warrington have had benefits capped

Twenty three households in Warrington have had benefits capped

Twenty three households in Warrington have had benefits capped

First published in News

TWENTY three households in Warrington have had their benefits caps according to new figures.

There are more than 2,000 homes in the north west affected by the move by the Government in April.

Minister for welfare reform, Lord Freud, said: “These figures show that the benefit cap is returning fairness to the system by ensuring that families on benefits can no longer get more money than the average family earns.

“It is not right that some families on benefits were receiving amounts of money that hardworking taxpayers could only dream of and our welfare reforms are working to fix the system.

“By exempting people who are receiving Working Tax Credit, the benefit cap is increasing incentives to move into work and we already know that around 19,000 claimants potentially affected by the benefit cap have found jobs.”

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8:20pm Fri 17 Jan 14

MrBenggo says...

I'm no Tory voter,but in full agreement with a benefit cap,maybe it should be regional and capped with wage levels in that area,or better still below wage levels.
I'm no Tory voter,but in full agreement with a benefit cap,maybe it should be regional and capped with wage levels in that area,or better still below wage levels. MrBenggo
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8:51am Sat 18 Jan 14

Nick Tessla says...

"the benefit cap is increasing incentives to move into work"

Perhaps the Government should concentrate on policies that create jobs rather than policies designed to please the Daily Mail

"..19,000 claimants potentially affected by the benefit cap have found jobs.."

Correlation does not mean cause and effect - they may have found jobs anyway.

The real scroungers are businesses who rely on their wage bill being subsidised through the benefits system - paying a living wage would have more of an impact on the benefits bill than this PR friendly nonsense. I am glad to see that even George Osborne is beginning to realise this - now we need actions rather than words.


(I suspect there are many times more than 23 comfortably off pensioners in Warrington who are in receipt of non-means-tested benefits)
"the benefit cap is increasing incentives to move into work" Perhaps the Government should concentrate on policies that create jobs rather than policies designed to please the Daily Mail "..19,000 claimants potentially affected by the benefit cap have found jobs.." Correlation does not mean cause and effect - they may have found jobs anyway. The real scroungers are businesses who rely on their wage bill being subsidised through the benefits system - paying a living wage would have more of an impact on the benefits bill than this PR friendly nonsense. I am glad to see that even George Osborne is beginning to realise this - now we need actions rather than words. (I suspect there are many times more than 23 comfortably off pensioners in Warrington who are in receipt of non-means-tested benefits) Nick Tessla
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11:57am Mon 20 Jan 14

Anna Fender says...

No people will just turn to crime. Burglary, Shoplifting, Robbery, and Riots. They haven't got a Scooby Doo. It costs £45000 a year to keep someone in the warehouse (Prison). Wouldn't it be cheaper to support them in the community and retrain them or reeducate them. Just watch Benefits Street and you'll see how serious the problem is up and down the country.
No people will just turn to crime. Burglary, Shoplifting, Robbery, and Riots. They haven't got a Scooby Doo. It costs £45000 a year to keep someone in the warehouse (Prison). Wouldn't it be cheaper to support them in the community and retrain them or reeducate them. Just watch Benefits Street and you'll see how serious the problem is up and down the country. Anna Fender
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