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The government’s proposed cap on benefits is based upon a questionable grasp of how the benefits system actually works, and would exacerbate difficulties for poor, out of work families.

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Tim Leunig takes a look at the figures behinds the government’s proposed cap on benefits and finds that the changes are unjustified and would only serve to make the poor poorer.

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http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/37247/1/blogs.lse.ac.uk-The_governments_proposed_cap_on_benefits_is_based_upon_a_questionable_grasp_of_how_the_benefits_syste.pdf

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