Thursday 2 May 2019 / 12:55 PM Work and Pensions

Margaret Greenwood responds to latest figures on the benefit cap

Margaret Greenwood MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to the latest figures released on the benefit cap from the Department for Work and Pensions, said:

“The benefit cap is a Conservative policy without compassion that overwhelmingly hits single parents with very young children.

“These figures appear routinely almost without notice, but the harsh reality behind them is of vulnerable families pushed into poverty and children forced to go without.

“Labour will make tackling child poverty the priority it should be once again.”