Statistics from May 2012 to 8 November 2013 on Jobcentre Plus activity with claimants who may be affected by the benefit cap.
Jobcentre Plus activity regarding claimants who have been identified as potentially impacted by the benefit cap
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The government introduced a cap on the total amount of benefit that working-age households can receive so that, broadly, households on out-of-work benefits will no longer receive more in welfare payments than the average weekly wage for working households.
Since April 2012 Jobcentre Plus has been supporting claimants potentially affected by the benefit cap to ensure they receive the help they need to move closer to the labour market where possible, as moving into employment is the best route out of poverty.
This publication provides statistics on the engagement activity that Jobcentre Plus undertakes with claimants who may be affected by the benefit cap. These statistics cover activity for the whole of Great Britain for each month from 25 May 2012 to 8 November 2013 and are broken down by the cumulative number of claimants:
- accepting employment support
- participating in employment support
- moving into work
Published: 3 July 2013
Updated: 5 December 2013
- Updated statistics to include figures to 8 November 2013.
- Statistics updated to include figures to 11 October 2013.
- Published latest release providing cumulative data to 13 September 2013.
- Added information for July 2013.
- First published.