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16,500 find jobs after clamp on benefits
Daily Express [UK], by Giles Sheldrick

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 10/5/2013 1:05:03 AM

The people living in potentially benefit-capped households were helped to find the posts by Jobcentre Plus over 18 months. In the same period, around 35,600 accepted an offer of support as they tried to find work. Capping benefits at £26,000-per-household will save Britain £110million this year alone, the Department for Work and Pensions revealed last night. [Snip] The cap, now in place across the country, limits benefits to £500-a-week for couples and lone parents and £350-a-week for single adults. This is the equivalent to average working household earnings. Next year and each year thereafter the initiative will save the country

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The UK population is around 65 million, give or take. Imagine what a difference such a policy would make in the US.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/5/2013 4:16:51 AM     (No. 9550949)

Sorry, but welfare benefits in the U.S. exceed what a working person makes when you add all those benefits up.

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