Social Security Benefits

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd July 2015.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Labour, Islington South and Finsbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of households affected by the benefit cap since April 2013 have been subject to that cap while living in temporary accommodation in which they have been placed by a local authority.

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

Data on the number of households placed by their local authority in temporary accommodation who have been subject to the benefit cap is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

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