To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to publish the updated research into the effect of the lower benefit cap; and if she will place a copy of the brief for this work in the Library.
6 November 2018
The Department is currently undertaking an evaluation of the lower, tiered benefit cap. It has commissioned the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) to carry out research through a quantitative longitudinal survey of capped households under Housing Benefit and Universal Credit, and qualitative case studies of local authorities. This research is being undertaken alongside in-house DWP analysis of capped households, which will be peer reviewed by the IFS.
The Department expects to publish the full findings by the spring 2019; the published report will be available on gov.uk.