Benefits cap rolled out nationwide

AOL Money Staff
Iain Duncan Smith
Iain Duncan Smith

The Government's controversial benefits cap is now fully in place across the country, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has announced.

The cap - which limits benefits to £500 a week for couples and lone parents and £350 a week for single adults - is a key plank of Mr Duncan Smith's welfare reforms. It is expected to affect about 40,000 households.