Benefit Cap Dashboard
Latest data upto May 2017 by DWP
The charts below are interactive. You can explore DWP's Benefit Cap statistics by selecting a region from the dropdown or the map. For more information on how to use this visualisation, please click on the 'Help' tab above. The underlying data can be found on the department's dissemination tool, Stat-Xplore.Please note that this visualisation is a new, prototype tool from DWP and may be removed or modified at any time. If you have any comments or suggestions for improving this page, please let us know.
Across Great Britain, 68,000 households were capped as at May 2017. Up by 2,000 on February 2017 as lower cap levels now apply.
Figure 1: Number of newly capped households each month up to May 2017
Figure 2: Total number of households capped each month up to May 2017
Figure 3: Proportion of off-flows from the cap by household outcome, at May 2017
Figure 4: Capped households by family type and number of children, at May 2017