Benefit Cap Alert Briefing
Benefit Cap Alert
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) released their new quarterly benefit cap statistics. We have analysed these numbers to show how the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a huge rise in benefit capped households; with the figures showing us that there has been an increase of 128% since February 2020.
The amount of money benefit capped households with children lose each week is £59 on average. This is the same amount of money an average family spends on food and non-alcoholic drink every week, which demonstrates how damaging the benefit cap can be for families.
An urgent suspension of the benefit cap is required.