Tories plan to reduce monthly benefit cap from £500 to £346 per month

By The Press Association published by The Guardian:

Iain Duncan Smith will signal his determination to intensify welfare reforms, arguing that the crackdown on benefits is cutting unemployment.

The comments come amid speculation that the Tory general election manifesto could pledge to lower the benefit cap of £26,000 to closer to the average take home pay of £18,000 or extend other tough measures.

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