Man in Enfield
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Benefits cap: For and against

A government-imposed cap on some benefit payments is beginning in four London boroughs, ahead of a nationwide rollout in July.

Couples and lone parents in Haringey, Enfield, Croydon and Bromley will not receive more than £500 a week while a £350 limit applies to single people.

Jobseeker's allowance, income support, child and housing benefit count towards it, but not disability benefits.

In this video two members of the public in Enfield explain their opposing views on the capping of welfare payouts.

  • 15 Apr 2013
  • From the section UK
Go to next video: Welfare reforms: Winners and losers