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Tory benefit cap must not be just one-size-fits-all

THE Conservative Party's decision to introduce a £23,000-a-year household benefit cap after the 2015 election would seem to reiterate a one-size-fits-all approach when what is required is one that is more nuanced, tailored to geographical location and individual circumstances.

Incentivising back to work for those who have made living on benefits a lifestyle choice is laudable, but this policy ignores sections of society such as those with long-term sickness, unable to work, much as they might want to.

Why should these people and their families be penalised?

RICHARD STEEL

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Belfast Telegraph