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12,000 Move From Benefits to Work, Government Claims

The government claims that over 12,000 people have moved into work after being told about the benefits cap. The cap, on the total amount of benefits that non-working people aged 16 to 64 can receive, has begun rolling out across England, Scotland and Wales.

Couples and lone parents will now not receive more than £500 a week, while a £350 limit applies to single people. But critics say the changes will hit parts of the country unfairly, and will not tackle underlying problems.

Those in work who also claim benefits, are not affected by the cap the BBC has reported.