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Social Security Benefits

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 120620, tabled on 8 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of households in receipt of housing benefit who were affected by the benefit cap in 2020-21 were in receipt of (a) jobseekers allowance, (b) employment support allowance, (c) income support, (d) child tax credit or (e) another benefit.

Answered on

15 February 2022

The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

The available information on the number of households receiving Housing Benefit subject to the Benefit Cap by benefit claimed is published every three months and can be found at:

Benefit cap statistics - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)