DWP confirms benefit cap to be trialled in 4 London boroughs

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Central Government and also in Communities, Housing, Regulation, Universal Credit

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed that the benefits cap will be introduced across four London boroughs in April. Bromley, Croydon, Enfield and Haringey will be the first areas in the country hit with the change, with the cap being rolled out across the rest of the country during the summer. The cap will see the amount people can receive in benefits frozen at the average earned income after tax and National Insurance for working households of £500 a week, for couple...

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