Have you been hit by benefits cap? The BBC wants to know

Benefits changesDo you live in Croydon and are affected by the changes in social security payments, specifically the benefits cap?

Nina Robinson is a BBC journalist making a radio documentary for World Service and she wants to speak to anyone who is being affected by the benefit cap.

“It would be to talk about how they are feeling, going through this change right now,” Robinson said.

“I would visit them at their convenience with a small recorder – very unobtrusive and informal – to talk about this with them.”

To contact Nina Robinson, email her at nina.robinson@bbc.co.uk, including some brief details about your circumstances and a daytime phone number.

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One Response to Have you been hit by benefits cap? The BBC wants to know

  1. mraemiller says:

    As I understand it … benefits will go up for most people slightly but then be locked on a below inflation increase for several years. Also looking at the IDS graph on the BBC site it seems to me that the plan is to give more benefits to those in part time work in order to subsidise them into full time work. While this makes it pay more to work than to be on the dole … if you’re working part time and part subsidised …working full time will still make you better off but only slightly. Therefore for many people it may make sense to only work part time, as working full time will mean many more hours for little more renumeration.

    This leads onto another philosophical problem that…. are people on benefits and working “the unemployed” or “on benefits” …actually the line will become more blurred …with many more “a bit employeds”? which is going to have interesting effects when it comes to calculating the total number in employment?

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