Guidance

Local authority implementation of the benefit cap

This publication was withdrawn on 8 November 2016

We’ve withdrawn this information because the implementation exercise ended in 2013.

National implementation of the benefit cap will be managed over a 10 week period split into 2 tranches.

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National implementation of the benefit cap will be managed over a 10 week period split into 2 tranches.

The tranche which a local authority falls into is based on the latest scan of households affected by the cap.

Tranche 1

Tranche 1 includes all local authorities with 275 households or fewer. Capping commenced on 15 July 2013

Tranche 2

Tranche 2 includes all local authorities with 276 or more households to be capped and commenced from the 12 August 2013.