Government response

The government's response to High Court judgment on the benefit cap

The government's response to the High Court judgment on the judicial review of the introduction of the benefit cap.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Following the High Court judgment on the judicial review of the introduction of the benefit cap, a DWP spokesperson said:

We are very pleased that the court has ruled that the benefit cap complies with the European Convention on Human Rights.

The benefit cap sets a fair limit to what people can expect to get from the welfare system – so that claimants cannot receive more than £500 a week, the average household earnings.

Published 5 November 2013