Official Statistics

Benefit cap: number of households capped to February 2015

Number of households capped from 15 April 2013 to February 2015.

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Benefit cap: number of households capped to February 2015

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Data tables: benefit cap: number of households capped to February 2015

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This publication shows the number of households capped from 15 April 2013 to February 2015. The statistics are broken down by:

  • amount capped (£ per week)
  • number of children in household
  • household type
  • region and local authority

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

The benefit cap applied from 15 April 2013 in the 4 local authorities of Bromley, Croydon, Enfield and Haringey. Remaining local authorities applied the cap between 15 July 2013 and the end of September 2013.