Social security (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4576
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

You have previously told this Assembly that you support the government's welfare reform agenda. Given that London was disproportionately affected by the Benefits Cap, do you not think that the proposals outlined by the Chancellor on 29 September 2014 to further reduce the upper limit for total benefit claims to £23,000 will have a detrimental effect on London?

Answer

Answer for Social security (2)

Answer for Social security (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

All parties have mooted welfare reform but until there are specific proposals set out in the next Parliament we cannot respond in detail.