Social Security Benefits
Work and Pensions
David Davis (Haltemprice and Howden, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Haltemprice and Howden constituency, (b) East Yorkshire and (c) Yorkshire and Humber receive over £26,000 per annum in benefits.
Chris Grayling (The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions; Epsom and Ewell, Conservative)
The information is not available by parliamentary constituency.
In April 2013 the Government propose to cap a household's weekly benefit entitlement at £500 for couples and lone parents, and at £350 for single people without children.
The recent impact assessment (published on
Some households are excluded from the cap and so may be able to receive benefits exceeding £26,000, these include:
Households entitled to working tax credit;
Households with a claimant, partner or child receiving disability living allowance (or its successor, the personal independence payment), or attendance allowance, or constant attendance allowance; and
War widows and war widowers.
These estimates have not been adjusted for the additional easements announced in the House of Commons on
Also, the impact assessment assumed that the situation of these households will go unchanged, and they will not take any steps to either work enough hours to qualify for working tax credit, renegotiate their rent in situ, or find alternative accommodation. In all cases the Department is working to support households through this transition, using existing provision through Jobcentre Plus and the Work Programme to move as many into work as possible.