Benefit Cap Alert Briefing

By: Charlie Berry
Published: January 2022

Benefit Cap Alert January 2022

Analysis of the latest government figures showing that 179,000 households are hit by the benefit cap, more than 8 in 10 of whom are families with children.

The number of households having their benefits capped is 132% higher than before the pandemic (February 2020-August 2021). Families’ weekly average loss under the cap has increased by 12% (£6.26) since the start of the pandemic to £57.71,