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.