An estimate of Stephen Crabb’s mother’s benefit claim were she raising children today.
New Work and Pensions Secretary Stephen Crabb would have faced possible homelessness and desperate poverty as a child if the benefit reforms he is introducing had been in place.
Savage new rules due to come into force in Autumn will slash social security to £20,000 a year for parents unable to work due to unemployment, sickness, disability* or caring responsibilities. This will leave many struggling families with just a few pounds a week to feed their children after eye-watering rents have been paid. According to Crabb the caps on benefits are necessary to avoid ‘sky high’ payments and will incentivise single parents – even those with newly born babies – to get a job. Yet the people who will suffer most from this cut will be lone parents just like his own mother.
Crabb has been…
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