Social Security Benefits

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 23rd June 2015.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish the information his Department holds on regional differences in the effect of the benefits cap on families of different sizes; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

A suite of evaluation reports was published on 15 December 2014, finding those who would be impacted by the benefit cap were 41 per cent more likely to go into work and 38 per cent of those capped said they were doing more to find work. Further information can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-cap-evaluation

Further statistics are available by location and family size at the following links:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-cap-number-of-households-capped-to-february-2015

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