Benefit Cap Statistics - August 2020

Date published: 25 November 2020

Last updated: 30 November 2021

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.

This edition of the Benefit Cap publication has been streamlined to focus on key statistics.

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