Benefit Cap Dashboard
Latest data upto May 2021 by DWP
The charts below are interactive. You can explore DWP's Benefit Cap statistics by selecting a region from the dropdown or the map. For more information on how to use this visualisation, please click on the 'Help' tab above. The underlying data can be found on the department's dissemination tool, Stat-Xplore.Please note that this visualisation is a new, prototype tool from DWP and may be removed or modified at any time. If you have any comments or suggestions for improving this page, please let us know.
Across Great Britain, 21,809 households had their Housing Benefit capped as at May 2021. Down by 2,316 on February 2021.
Figure 1: Number of newly capped households each month up to May 2021 (Housing Benefit only)
Figure 2: Total number of households capped each month up to May 2021 (Housing Benefit only)
Figure 3: Proportion of off-flows from the cap by household outcome, at May 2021 (Housing Benefit only)
Figure 4: Capped households by family type and number of children, at May 2021 (Housing Benefit only)