To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of households in each local authority area in London whose weekly income will be reduced by (a) less than £20, (b) between £20 and £39.99, (c) between £40 and £59.99, (d) between £60 and £79.99, (e) between £80 and £99.99 and (f) over £100 through the introduction of the benefit cap.
The following table shows for how many households in each local authority area in London, the weekly reduction in benefit will be (a) less than £20, (b) between £20 and £39.99, (c) between £40 and £59.99, (d) between £60 and £79.99, (e) between £80 and £99.99 and (f) over £100 through the introduction of the benefit cap.
|Number of households by effect of cap (£ per week reduction in benefit)|
|Local authority||Less than £20||Between £20 to £39.99||Between £40 to £59.99||Between £60 to £79.99||Between £80 to £99.99||£100+||Total number households capped|
|Barking and Dagenham||200||—||—||—||—||200||700|
|City of London||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||100||—||—||—||—||300||600|
|Kensington and Chelsea||100||—||—||—||—||200||600|
|Kingston upon Thames||—||—||—||—||—||—||100|
|Richmond upon Thames||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Notes: 1. This table relates to local authorities in Great Britain where at least one household is estimated to be capped in the year 2013-14, when the benefit cap is implemented. 2. The figures relate to the numbers estimated to be impacted at a point in time during 2013-14.|
Please note that household numbers are rounded to the nearest 100. Areas with fewer than 100 households affected are denoted by “—”, as additional disclosure control has been applied to these areas. For this reason, figures will not sum to the total number of households affected as estimated in an ad-hoc statistics release in April 2013.
The benefit cap is being applied through a phased roll-out which commenced on
Also, these estimates assume 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. The Department is identifying and writing to all the households who are likely to be affected by the cap and we are offering advice and support through Jobcentre Plus, including, where appropriate, early access to the Work programme before the cap is introduced.