The government plans to cap household benefit entitlement to ensure that the amount they receive in benefits does not exceed average weekly wages for working households. However, this change in the benefit system may adversely affect children's welfare, because families facing high rent costs in temporary accomodation may not have enough money for food or other necessities. The government must monitor the effects of the household benefit cap, particularly its impact on children.

Month of publication 
November
Year of publication 
2012
Number of pages 
2
Author 
Ellen Broome, Sam Royston,
Category 
Parliamentary briefings