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UK benefits cap puts the squeeze on Britons

Britain's ruling coalition is ploughing ahead with its austerity programme, and its latest measure is proving particularly divisive. Since mid-July, the government has gradually implemented a 'benefits cap' - meaning a single person cannot receive more than 400 euros per week, and a couple only 580 euros. The majority of Britons are in favour of the move, but some are struggling to cope.