Statistics

Benefit cap: number of households capped to December 2013

Number of households capped from 15 April 2013 to December 2013.

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Benefit cap: number of households capped, data to December 2013

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Benefit cap: number of households capped, data to December 2013

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The government introduced a cap on the total amount of benefit that working-age households can get so that, broadly, households on out-of-work benefits will no longer get more in welfare payments than the average weekly wage for working households.

The benefit cap applied from 15 April 2013 in the 4 local authorities of Bromley, Croydon, Enfield and Haringey. Remaining local authorities applied the cap between 15 July 2013 and the end of September 2013.

This publication shows the number of households capped from 15 April 2013 to December 2013. The statistics are also broken down by:

  • amount capped (£ per week)
  • number of children in household
  • household type

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