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The Benefits Cap: Is It Working?

Panorama follows parents who have had their benefits capped and are struggling to keep their homes, knowing that to escape they will have to find a job.

How far should we go to force unemployed people back into work? Tens of thousands of families on benefits have had their payments cut as part of a radical government policy. Out-of-work benefits used to be assessed on need, but now payments in most of the country are capped at £20,000 a year. Panorama follows parents who have lost hundreds of pounds a month and are struggling to keep their homes - knowing that to escape the benefit cap they will have to find a job.

59 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Reporter Richard Bilton
Producer Richard Cookson
Executive Producer Andrew Head

Broadcasts

  • Wed 5 Apr 2017 21:00
  • Wed 5 Apr 2017 23:15