Benefit cut plans warning from government office
A government department warned Downing Street that plans to cap benefits could result in 20,000 people in the UK being made homeless, it has emerged.
A letter from the office of Communities Secretary Eric Pickles in January said this meant the proposed £500-a-week cap could cost more than it saved.
The letter said other benefit changes could uproot a further 20,000 people.
Mr Pickles' spokesman said he fully supported government policies but Labour said this was not "good enough".
Gary O'Donoghue reports.
03 Jul 2011
- From the section UK Politics