Tuesday 22 December 2020 / 9:19 AM Seema Malhotra

Seema Malhotra comments on ‘Capped for Christmas’ Child Poverty Action Group report

Seema Malhotra MP, Shadow Employment Minister, commenting on a new Child Poverty Action Group report showing 35,000 households likely to be hit by the benefit cap this month, said:

“It is devastating to see the number of families hit by the benefit cap still rapidly rising, with more families across the country being pulled into hardship this Christmas.”

“The benefit cap is pushing children into poverty.”

“Ending the cap would put much-needed cash into the pockets of Britain’s poorest families, helping them through this crisis without a devastating increase in household debt.”