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Four London boroughs to trial benefits cap from April

Four London boroughs will trial the government's plan to cap benefits from next month.

Residents in Enfield, Haringey, Croydon and Bromley will see welfare payments capped at £500 a week.

But critics say the plan could force people into poverty.

BBC London's political editor Tim Donovan spoke to benefit claimant Amina Varsame, principal of Barnet and Southgate College David Byrne, student Tony Antoniou and Councillor Claire Kober from Haringey Council.

  • 27 Mar 2013