The table below shows the number of households capped under Housing Benefit and Universal Credit in the requested areas in November of each year. We are not able to provide statistics on the numbers capped in total in each calendar year, but have provided the same month in each year to allow year-on-year comparisons.
Point-in-time Caseload: Number of households that had their Housing Benefit and Universal Credit capped.
Birkenhead Parliamentary Constituency
Wirral Local Authority
Data Sources: DWP 100% Single Housing Benefit Extract, DWP Universal Credit Official Statistics Database and DWP Customer Information Service address file.
The Housing Benefit caseload data is taken from DWP Stat Xplore (https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/) whilst the Universal Credit caseload data is taken from the official statistics caseload tables, published on 7th Feb 2019 (https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-cap-number-of-households-capped-to-november-2018). Data on the number of capped households under Universal Credit by Parliamentary Constituency is not currently available on Stat Xplore or in the official statistics publication.