33,000 household hit by the benefit cap since its introduction

  • Almost 33,000 households have had their housing benefit capped since the government reforms came into effect in April 2013.Housing Crisis

    Figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions show that 47% of all households affected were found in London. Manchester and Birmingham were the only two authorities within the top 20 local authorities with the highest number of affected household, reports 24dash. 

    The report also shows that as of November 1st 2013 just over 27,000 households had their housing benefit capped. 59% of households had a child between one and four with 39% having five or more children. 59% of household were a single parent with child dependents and 77% were capped by £100 or less. 59 households were capped by £400 or more.

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