MP Alison Thewliss urges DWP to drop appeal against court ruling that benefits cap is unlawful

6th July 2017

FULL STORY: MP Alison Thewliss urges DWP to drop appeal against court ruling that benefits cap is unlawful

Following a written question from myself to the DWP, it has been revealed that the legal bill to appeal the High Court’s decision that the ‘benefit cap’ is unlawful could rise to more than £100,000.

Many families are unable to make up the shortfall – that is why it has been deemed illegal. The UK Government is therefore hounding families in need for the scraps that have been given to them.

Rather than go after the poor, the Tories should go after their friends in the city, their donors and the wealthy who do not pay their fair share while the rest of us do.