- Published: Tuesday, 02 October 2012 12:30
- Written by Jonathan Walker
Birmingham MP Liam Byrne (Lab Hodge Hill), Labour's Shadow Work and Pensions secretary, has been attacking Government plans for a benefit cap.
From April 2013, nobody will be able to claim more than £350 a week from Jobseeker's Allowance, Housing Benefit, Child Benefit and Child Tax Credit if they are single and childless, or £500 a week if they are a single parent. The cap for couples will be £500 between them.