Official Statistics

Benefit cap: number of households capped to May 2013

Number of households capped across phased area local authorities from 15 April 2013 to the end of May 2013.



The government has introduced a cap on the total amount of benefit that working-age households can receive so that, broadly, households on out-of-work benefits will no longer receive more in welfare payments than the average weekly wage for working households.

The benefit cap applied from 15 April 2013 in Bromley, Croydon, Enfield and Haringey local authorities. Remaining local authorities will apply the cap between 15 July 2013 and the end of September 2013.

This publication provides an analysis of the number of households capped in April and May 2013 across the 4 phased area local authorities (Bromley, Croydon, Enfield and Haringey).