Cuts to benefits may well be helping the government pay off its overdraft, but they could cost councils the earth. The benefit cap in particular is a sucker punch to councils – the sly punch that comes in and catches you off guard. How so?
Let’s firstly remind ourselves how the benefit cap works. It limits the total amount of benefits that certain families can claim. This is currently set at £500 per week, but the government want to reduce … Read more