Today, single parents with a child under two won their High Court case against the government in relation to the controversial benefit cap.
James Harvey, a Director at Economic Insight, was the expert economist for the claimants. James analysed labour market statistics to help evaluate whether or not the benefit cap had encouraged more single parents to work, as intended by the government. The judge concluded “Real misery is being caused to no good purpose”.
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