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Benefits cap UK roll out

The Government's controversial household benefit cap is beginning today across the country. The cap limits payments to £500 per week for a couple and lone parents and £350 per week for single adults.

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People on benefits should 'face the same choices'

Employment Minister Mark Hoban. Credit: John Giles/PA Wire

Employment Minister Mark Hoban has defended the Government's plans to limit the amount of benefits families can receive.

Speaking to Daybreak he said: "Those people who are on benefits should face the same choices as those who are in work and this cap does that.

"The best way for this cap to affect families regardless of the number of children, the best way to avoid its affect, is actually to get into work."

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