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Social Security Benefits: Newcastle

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 7th July 2011.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what additional net cost his Department's modelling has indicated will be placed on Newcastle Council as a result of the total benefit cap.

Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Government's estimate of the costs of the overall benefit cap is as contained in the Department's Impact Assessment. The information requested is available only at Great Britain level. The Impact Assessment can be found via the following link:

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/household-benefit-cap-wr2011-ia.pdf

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