Official Statistics

Benefit cap: number of households capped to May 2016

Statistics on households that have had their benefits capped between 15 April 2013 and May 2016.

Documents

Benefit cap quarterly statistics: GB households capped to May 2016

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Tables: Benefit cap quarterly statistics: GB households capped to May 2016

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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.

Published 4 August 2016