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Benefit cap High Court hearing

The High Court is set to rule on whether the £500 cap on benefits is lawful after a case brought by three mothers who say the limit is reminiscent of the days of the workhouse.

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Housing costs will leave some families 'with no money'

The cost of housing will force benefit claimants further into destitution if the £500 cap goes ahead, the lawyer representing three single mothers has said.

Rebekah Carrier, the lawyer leading the case against the Government's flagship welfare reform, said "the reality" was the amount needed to stay in a women's refuge would prove too costly for those surviving on £500 per week.

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