ITV News viewers have been debating the Government cap on benefits rises on our Facebook page. Here is a small selection of the comments:
– Martin Mossman
I get child tax credit [and] have worked all my life. [My] fiancée is severely disabled and cannot work - I can tell you I am not a scrounger. In fact I was a copper in the Met for 12 years.
– Claude Gabrielle, London
It is too easy for people to go on benefits nowadays. The Government has got to act now and favour ... the workers and the ones willing to work.
– Pat Chaplin
Most people on benefits have not been languishing on them all their lives. They have worked and lost their jobs for varying reasons. Why do people think that everyone on benefits are lazy scroungers[?]