The House of Lords have voted against the controversial cap on welfare benefits due to be implemented in 2013 with the introduction of the new Universal Credit welfare system. Many church leaders and welfare groups opposed the £500 per week limit on the grounds that many children and vulnerable adults would be the most seriously affected.
What are your views? Should welfare payments be capped at £26000 per year or should there be compromises for those facing potential homelessness and poverty?
Please vote below and tell us about your reason for your decision on the benefits cap.