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Government raises maximum welfare benefit cap to £33,000,000

The maximum amount a family can receive in welfare benefits a year has been raised to £33 million, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has announced.

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Posted: Jul 3rd, 2012
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Big Society ‘staying in watching TV’

‘The concept can’t even get off the ground if half the population are sitting on their arse at home watching the Jeremy Kyle Show.’

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Posted: Feb 6th, 2012
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Claimants to wear benefit caps

The Government’s flagship Welfare Reform Bill has suffered a series of defeats in the House of Lords, but Work & Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has vowed to press on with plans to force poor people to wear benefits caps.

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Posted: Feb 1st, 2012
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Woman’s promotion finally allows family ‘to eat like benefits claimants’

Widowed mum-of-two Angela Sophes is celebrating a promotion and pay rise that at last covers her family’s cost of living.

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Posted: Jan 27th, 2012
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Father of 10 gives government ‘benefit holiday’

finding that supporting his family requires a bit of a stretchDarren Peacock, 28, today announced his intention to give the coalition government a bit of breathing space by giving them a benefit holiday while he is on ‘an 18-month business trip’.

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Posted: Jan 25th, 2012
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