Social Security Benefits

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 2nd November 2015.

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Photo of Richard Fuller Richard Fuller Conservative, Bedford

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the benefit cap on the number of workless households.

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

I refer the hon.Member to the answer I gave today to Oral Question UIN 901933

The benefit cap is having a long term positive impact on people’s lives, and encouraging them to find work.

Over 60,000 households have been capped since April 2013. As of May 2015, over 40,000 households were no longer subject to the benefit cap. Of those, 16,300 households moved into work.

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