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Scottish Green Party call on the Scottish Government to help mitigate the devastating effects of the lower benefits cap on children in Scotland.
Number of households sucked into the benefit cap has rocketed by 214%, DWP figures show.
DWP figures show that thousands of households affected by the benefit cap are single-parent families with young children.
DWP minister admitted that the appeal could cost up to £40,000.
Policy has caused ‘real misery to no good purpose’ as parents of children under two do not qualify for free childcare.
Work and Pensions Committee also says the new lower cap is failing in its objective to encourage people into work.
MPs and MSPs have taken part in a joint session to discuss the devolution of social security powers to Scotland.
Work and pensions secretary hails cap, set to be lowered at a cost for 88,000 families of an average of more than £2,000 a year.
Tens of thousands more UK households will see their benefits capped on Monday despite little proof it grows employment.
The charity Gingerbread says the new lower benefit cap will be particularly painful for single parents.
Households facing loss of income include nearly 320,000 children, according to housing body.
Tories continue to believe the poor are to blame for "broken Britain", rather than their own disastrous decision-making.
Disability Rights UK says including ESA WRAG claimants in benefits cap, and reducing eligibility for disability benefits, will "just drive disabled people into greater poverty"
UN committee calls on ministers to act as it says benefit cap and tax credit cuts are undermining children’s rights to adequate standard of living.
Government-backed employment project found benefit cuts that push claimants further into poverty also create barriers to finding work.
20,200 UK households had their housing benefit capped at February 2016, a decrease of 4% on the previous quarter.
The UK Government's Welfare Reform and Work Bill will make some of poorest families in Britain even poorer, a coalition of major Churches has warned.
Adults who bring up child relatives, saving the state billions in care costs, are threatened by tax credit cuts and benefit cap, says Family Rights Group.
George Osborne's plan to axe housing benefit for 18-21 years old could have a "catastrophic" impact on young people in Scotland, a charity has warned.
Study identifies more than 330,000 youngsters who will lose out in policy that will take £300m out of pockets of affected families in first full year.
Chancellor says £23,000 figure in manifesto only applies in Greater London as he launches further attacks on BBC during interview about welfare savings.
Lowering the benefit cap and cuts to housing benefit and tax credits, appear to be the main focus for £12bn in welfare reductions.
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