Benefit cap 'gets 16,000 into work'

AOL Money Staff
Iain Duncan Smith
Iain Duncan Smith

The Government's controversial cap on benefits has made more than 16,000 people get a job, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith said today.

He said the £26,000-a-year cap - the equivalent of the average wage - was "enormously popular", telling MPs an internal Government poll had found three in ten people affected by the new measure were now trying to find a job.