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.
This publication shows the number of households capped from 15 April 2013 to January 2014. The statistics are also broken down by:
- amount capped (£ per week)
- number of children in household
- household type