Official Statistics

Benefit cap: number of households capped to November 2017

Statistics on households that have had their benefits capped between 15 April 2013 and November 2017.

Documents

Benefit cap quarterly statistics: GB households capped to November 2017

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Tables: benefit cap quarterly statistics: GB households capped to November 2017

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Details

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

This publication shows the number of households capped from 15 April 2013 to November 2017.

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

Also included for the first time are experimental statistics on the point-in-time number of households that have had their Universal Credit capped.

For more information read our benefit cap statistics: background information and methodology publication.

Explore the statistics with our interactive tools

Find further breakdowns of benefit cap statistics in Stat-Xplore, our 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.

Published 1 February 2018