Birmingham mum: 'I cannot work because of childcare costs'
Clare Bache from Erdington tells BBC WM about how the benefits cap is going to effect her. A mother to seven children, aged 2, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15 and 17, she says she cannot afford to work because of the cost of childcare. "I was in a 12-year relationship with my husband who left me and doesn't contribute to childcare costs," she says. "I will struggle to buy clothes for my children when the benefits are cut."