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Social Security Benefits: Greater London

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households have had their weekly income (a) reduced and (b) reduced by over £100 in (i) Croydon, (ii) Bromley, (iii) Enfield and (iv) Haringey as a result of the introduction of the benefit cap in those areas on 15 April 2013.

Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The benefit cap commenced phased implementation in the four named boroughs on 15 April 2013. The Department has since published ad hoc statistics that provide this breakdown to the end of May; these can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/210056/Benefit_cap_FINAL.pdf

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