The Benefit Cap is a limit on the total amount of benefit that working-age people can receive. From 31 May 2016, the amount a household could receive in benefit income was limited to £26,000 per annum. On 7 November 2016, this threshold was lowered to £20,000 per annum. On 1 April 2023 this was increased to £22.020 per annum. PSU have compiled statistics on the following:

  • Number of capped households
  • Where capped households are located (by both local government district and assembly area)
  • Family structure of capped households (number of lone parents etc)
  • Benefits claimed by capped households.
  • Financial impact of being capped
  • Moving off the Benefit Cap – examining households who are no longer capped.

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