Benefits cap will have catastrophic effect on families, court will hear – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2013 in benefits, domestic violence, families, judicial review, news by tracey

“Families will suffer catastrophic effects and victims of domestic violence may be forced to return to their abusers, it will be argued in the first test cases challenging the government’s imposition of a £500-a-week cap on benefits. A judge has already given permission for a full judicial review of claims that involve four vulnerable families relying on welfare payments. One household is facing imminent eviction, according to documents filed at the high court.”

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2013