The Benefit Cap is a limit on the total amount of benefit that working-age people can receive. From 31st May 2016, the amount a household could receive in benefit income was limited to £26,000 per annum. On 7th November 2016, this threshold was lowered to £20,000 per annum. ASU 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.

Benefit Cap Publication 

User Consultation 

Analytical Services Unit (ASU) would appreciate your feedback on the Benefit Cap Statistics publication. The request for user feedback and survey can be found below:


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