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Thursday, 27 March 2014

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An unemployed, bearded musician with relevant cap and friend with About to Start Work headwear

MP's have overwhelmingly voted in favour of introducing a Welfare Cap, starting from 2015.

In a move proposed by the Chancellor in last weeks Budget, all recipients of Welfare benefits will be required, by law, to wear baseball-style caps.

The controversial State-issued headgear will "pertain to whatever benefit the claimant is receiving" say the Conservatives, for example those needing Housing Benefit will have to wear a cap adorning the words 'Subsidised Living'.

It also relates to Incapacity Benefit and Disability Allowance with the message on those hats believed to be 'Conveniently Unable'.

Many parents receiving Child Benefit have expressed anger at having to wear a hat in public with the words 'Cash for Kids', as well as mothers utilising Maternity Pay who are required to wear the cap with the words 'On a Jolly'.

While new fathers being paid Paternity Pay have been ordered to wear the cap with the simple message of 'Really?'.

Those in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance are compelled to wear a hat with just the one word - 'Scrounger'.

The cross-party move and agreement is a further illustration of the miniscule difference between Labour and Conservative Agendas, apart from perhaps the issue of mini schools.

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