Mark Easton
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George Osborne: Cap brought in on benefit claims

Chancellor George Osborne has announced plans for a maximum limit on the amount of benefits one family can claim.

He told the Conservative conference the cap would be set at the amount "the average family gets for going out to work", which is about £26,000 a year.

The cap will apply to the combined income from benefits including things like jobseekers allowance, housing benefit and council tax benefit.

Mark Easton reports on the reform's likely impact.

  • 04 Oct 2010