Benefit cap challenge goes to court

AOL Money Staff
Iain Duncan Smith
Iain Duncan Smith

Three children and their mothers are asking the High Court to rule that the Government's flagship "benefit cap" policy is unlawful.

Lawyers for the families, who are all from the London area, say the policy is "cruel and arbitrary" and reminiscent of the days when the only option for out-of-work families was to send their children to the workhouse.