Analysis: Who will be hit if the benefit cap is lowered?

By: Jenny Pennington  Published: August 2015


Summary

We looked at the impact of lowering the cap on families who are currently out of work and are renting a home from a private landlord in the cheapest part of the market. The analysis compares the different impacts of the two policies (current benefit cap and proposed benefit cap). In particular: would the change affect different sizes of families and would the change affect families in different areas.

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