Tuesday 30 March 2021 / 12:07 PM Seema Malhotra

Seema Malhotra comments on statistics showing 180,000 households have lost £2,860 a year as a result of the benefit cap

Seema Malhotra MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Employment, commenting on new statistics showing 180,000 households have lost £2,860 a year as a result of the benefit cap, said:

“It is disgraceful that the number of families hit by the benefit cap continues to rise.

“Almost all of the capped households include children. And the figures don’t include those will have seen their grace period end, so it is likely to be much higher.

“The choice in the elections in May is clear. The Conservatives who are hitting families with a triple hammer blow of Universal Credit cuts, council tax rises and pay cuts, or Labour who would protect family finances and rebuild our country.”