Research and analysis
Survey about the effects of the benefit cap following its implementation.
Ref: ISBN 978-1-78425-146-8, Ad hoc report 2
PDF, 109KB, 19 pages
The benefit cap places a limit on the total amount of benefits that out of work households can receive. It is set at:
The cap was introduced in a phased roll-out from April 2013.
For this research, Ipsos MORI surveyed 1,200 claimants who were affected by the cap. They conducted interviews by phone between 7 and 26 February 2014.
The survey forms part of DWP’s evaluation of the benefit cap.
14 April 2014
Department for Work and Pensions
DWP ad hoc research
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