Research and analysis

Benefit cap: planning estimates of number of households in scope for lower benefit cap levels

Planning estimates for local authorities of the number of households that could be subject to lower benefit cap levels from autumn 2016.

Documents

Estimates of the number of households in scope for the new benefit cap in 2016/17 by local authority

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Data tables: Estimates of the number of households in scope for the new benefit cap in 2016/17 by local authority

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Details

From autumn 2016, total household benefit payments for working-age claimants will be capped at new levels.

Workless households will no longer be entitled to receive more than:

  • £20,000 in benefit (£13,400 for single adults with no dependent children) outside Greater London
  • £23,000 (£15,410 for single adults with no dependent children) in Greater London

This analysis provides estimates of the numbers of households, by local authority, that could be subject to these new benefit cap levels.

Published 18 February 2016