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.