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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 Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) benefit cap statistics provide statistics on households affected by the benefit cap.

Published 5 May 2016
Last updated 1 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Published a revised version, now dated November 2018. This has been updated with information about the latest release of benefit cap statistics (data on households capped to August 2018).
  2. Published a revised version, now dated August 2018. This has been updated with information about the latest release of benefit cap statistics (data on households capped to May 2018).
  3. Published a revised version (dated February 2018), updated with information about the latest release of benefit cap statistics (households capped to November 2017).
  4. Revised background information and methodolody document to include information on changes made to the benefit cap policy on 7 November 2016.
  5. Published a revised version (dated November 2016), updated with information about the latest release of benefit cap statistics (households capped to August 2016).
  6. First published.