Two new pieces of research carried out for the Department for Work and Pensions by CCHPR about the impact of the Benefit Cap have been published today. The Benefit Cap was brought in over the summer of 2013 and limits working age benefits for out of work households to £500 a week for families and couples, and £350 for single person households.
The research will add to the DWP’s understanding of the impact of the Cap on affected benefit claimants and will explore the ways in which claimants have responded to the introduction of the Cap.
The first study was based on 50 in depth interviews with households whose benefits had been capped and can be found here
For more information about the research see Benefit Cap: In-depth interviews with affected claimants
The other piece of research looked at the impact on local authorities, local services and social landlords and can be found here
For more information about this research and the wider research project in which is sits, see Evaluation of the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy and Benefit Cap