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, if he will instruct the Social Security Advisory Committee to undertake an independent review of (a) the operation of the benefit cap since April 2013 and (b) proposals to lower the benefit cap to £23,000 per year.

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

A suite of evaluation was published on 15 December 2014. Further information can be found at:

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

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-cap-review-of-the-first-year

Details of the new policy will be announced in due course.

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