Guidance

Benefit cap statistics: background information and methodology

Information about benefit cap statistics and methodology including the purpose, source, definitions and limitations of statistics covered.

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Benefit cap statistics: background information and methodology

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The benefit cap statistics show:

  • cumulative number of households capped
  • point-in-time number of households capped at each month since the cap was introduced
  • number of households that were previously capped but have moved off the cap
  • experimental statistics on the point-in-time number of households that have had their Universal Credit capped
Published 5 May 2016
Last updated 31 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. Published a revised version (dated February 2018), updated with information about the latest release of benefit cap statistics (households capped to November 2017).
  2. Revised background information and methodolody document to include information on changes made to the benefit cap policy on 7 November 2016.
  3. Published a revised version (dated November 2016), updated with information about the latest release of benefit cap statistics (households capped to August 2016).
  4. First published.