The estimated impact of the benefit cap on parents, by age of youngest child: benefit cap estimates 2016/17, labour market statistics 2015

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Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions
Date of publication
6 July 2017
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Children and Young People
Social welfare
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The benefit cap is a limit on the total amount of benefits that most people aged 16 to 64 can get.

This ad hoc publication contains analysis that was produced to inform the judicial review carried out in May 2017 in relation to the benefit cap.

It details the number of households that were estimated to be affected by the lower benefit cap in 2016/17. It also includes statistics on UK employment rates and working hours, by household type and age of youngest child in 2015.

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