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Social Security Benefits

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 22nd May 2020.

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Photo of Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Employment)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the operational feasibility of (a) suspending and (b) increasing the benefit cap.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

There are currently no plans to change the benefit cap. The Benefit Cap restores fairness between those receiving out-of-work benefits and taxpayers in employment.

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