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Northamptonshire Analysis
The authority on Northamptonshire statistics

Benefit Cap Update

16 February 2018

The latest data concerning households affected by the Benefit Cap (November 2017) has now been uploaded to the dataview on Northamptonshire Analysis.

At the end of November 2017 there were 571 households in the county which were affected by the Benefit Cap. This is a decrease on the previous quarter, reflecting the national trend. but also historical dips in the figures for November.

Just under half of the households are located in Northampton.

These capped households across Northamptonshire contain at least 1945 children.

The proportion of these capped households which are single parent households continues to grow and now stands at 79.3%, somewhat higher than the national average of 72.8%. The proportion of single parent households is above 80% in East Northamptonshire and Kettering.

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