ReasonReasonAccording to the British government more than 12,000 people who were out of work are now working since a benefits cap was announced. Under the revised benefits system a couple may not claim more than £500 (about $750) a week, the average working household income.

From the BBC:

More than 12,000 people have moved into work after being told about the benefits cap, the government says.

The cap, on the total amount of benefits that non-working people aged 16 to 64 can receive, has begun rolling out across England, Scotland and Wales.

Couples and lone parents will now not receive more than £500 a week, while a £350 limit applies to single people.

But critics say the changes will hit parts of the country unfairly, and will not tackle underlying problems.

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