Lowering the benefit cap in the UK is damaging and will adversely affect families with children, say four UK churches. They argue that the cap, coming into force on Monday 7th November, will eventually affect around 250,000 children.
It ‘cannot be morally acceptable to leave children without enough to live on’, say the Baptist Union, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church (URC).
‘The lower benefit cap could be disastrous for tens of thousands more children throughout the country. We know, from our experience on the ground and the Government’s own research, that the benefit cap drives people into rent arrears, debt and hunger’, said Paul Morrison, policy adviser for the Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT).
You can find out more about how UK churches say the benefit cap is damaging on the JPIT website.