Figures show number of people hit by benefit cap has fallen
- 18 May
Government figures reveal that the number of people hit by the overall household benefit cap has fallen by 1,300.
Official figures published by the Department for Work and Pensions has found that 23,100 people were hit by the cap in February, which is down from 24,300 last November, reports Inside Housing.
It is thought that these figures show that people are either moving to cheaper accommodation to avoid the cap or are entering employment. The figures also reveal that 35,600 people who were previously subjected to the cap are now not affected. 14,400 of these people are now exempt due to working and claiming working tax credit.
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