Benefit cap cut coming in autumn

There’s a big change coming for people on benefits – and, as usual with the Conservatives, it isn’t pleasant.

The benefit cap is currently £500 per week for single parents and couples with children and £350 per week for single people.

That will change from autumn 2016, with single people’s benefits dropping by almost £100 and household benefits by more.

It seems the change will be introduced without a Parliamentary vote – and the change has been hastened from spring 2017 to autumn this year.

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