The report and data tables on this page include data on:
- cumulative number of households capped
- point-in-time number of households capped at each month since the cap was introduced
- number of households that were previously capped but have moved off the cap
Find further breakdowns of benefit cap statistics in Stat-Xplore, our online tool for exploring some of DWP’s main statistics. Use Stat-Xplore to create your own tables and charts.
Read our Benefit cap statistics: background information and methodology publication.
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.