Official Statistics

Benefit cap: number of households capped to May 2018

Statistics on households that have had their benefits capped between 15 April 2013 and May 2018.

Documents

Benefit cap quarterly statistics: GB households capped to May 2018

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Tables: benefit cap quarterly statistics: GB households capped to May 2018

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Details

The latest release of these statistics can be found in the Benefit statistics collection.

This Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) publication shows the number of households that had their Housing Benefit capped from 15 April 2013 to May 2018.

The report and tables 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

This release also contains experimental statistics on the number of households that have had their Universal Credit capped.

Explore the statistics with our interactive tools

Find further breakdowns of benefit cap statistics in Stat-Xplore, an online tool for exploring some of DWP’s main statistics. You can use Stat-Xplore to create your own tables and charts.

View an interactive dashboard of key benefit cap statistics by region. Select a region to see the number and family make-up of capped households and the outcomes for households that have moved off the cap.

More information

Read the background information and methodology publication for more information.

Next release of these statistics: 1 November 2018.

Published 2 August 2018