The debate about the benefits cap at £26,000 per family on benefits in the U.K. is not likely to get a clear-cut response, as there are lots of reasons why people like to sit on the fence on this issue or avoid it altogether.
If they were to turn the question another way, and say to the recepients, What would you do if you had £500 a week, and were free to live anywhere in the country you choose, and start some social enterprise or activity?
Don't you think a lot of them would go to where the rent per week was £150 or so, and eat home-cooked pasta and £1 pizzas, and maybe start an ice-cream round or a catering company, selling sandwiches and drinks? They would try and save as much of the remaining £350 per week as possible, cutting on excessive heating bills, and buying clothes from the charity shops. And in due time, hey presto, these people will buy houses, become landlords, branch out into nursery schools, nursing homes, employment agencies, etc, just like a generation ago a lot of new immigrants did (and some of whom are on the Sunday Times Rich List most years).
Necessity is the mother of invention, as the saying goes, and a lot of people will turn to sewing clothes, teaching, hair-dressing, driving cabs or buses, and so on.
If people are re-located where there is suitable housing available, maybe in sparsely populated areas, then those economies will fill up and start to thrive. It would be Christian to let initiative develop in all people. Once people are making a living and able to stand on their own feet, it will help reduce the nation's deficit and turn work into wealth.
Please let me know your views.