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Welfare cap 'will hit children'

The Children's Society says thousands of children will be disproportionately affected by proposed changes to the Welfare Reform Bill and are supporting an amendment to bill which would exclude child benefit from the cap.

Enver Solomon, policy director at the Children's Society, told the Today programme's Evan Davis that "children's benefit should be excluded" from the welfare reforms.

Children are the "innocent victims" of benefits cap policy, he said, which will effect 3 times more children than adults.

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