Iain Duncan Smith has claimed that the benefit cap has already pushed more people in to work before it starts in four London boroughs on Monday.
The benefit cap sets a clear limit for how much support the welfare state will provide – the average wage for working households.
But it's also a strong incentive for people to move into work and even before the cap comes in we are seeing thousands of people seeking help and moving off benefits.
We have a very clear message: we will provide support to those who need it, but the days of outrageous claims giving people incomes far above those of working families are over.
More top news
Rain in the south, brighter in the north
Gary Smith said it was ‘the right thing to do’ to name the singer in the corporation’s reports.
The Arsenal legend's memorabilia was sold as a job lot in a US auction after his ex-wife missed a payment on a storage unit.