Podcast: The benefit cap bites

A map showing how different areas of London will be affected by housing benefit changes
A map showing how different areas of London will be affected by housing benefit changes

Are those on benefits being treated unfairly by the coalition? Ministers are preventing them from receiving more than £26k a year, leaving many with nowhere to turn. Just like the rest of us, then…

This week Alex Stevenson is joined by politics.co.uk reporter Georgie Keate. We speak to a victim of the coalition's £26,000 benefit cap and examine the debate surrounding this controversial measure.

The podcast also features interviews with Steve Bullock, the mayor of Lewisham and London Councils' executive member for housing; Lizzie Clifford, London lead manager at the National Housing Federation; Robert Oxley, the TaxPayers' Alliance campaign manager; and Geoff Fimister, social policy officer at the Citizens Advice Bureau.


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