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Caps from autumn 2016

From autumn 2016 the cap will depend on where you live in the UK.

Outside Greater London

If you live outside a Greater London borough, the cap will be:

£384.62 per week (£20,000 a year) if youre in a couple, whether your children live with you or not

£384.62 per week (£20,000 a year) if youre single and your children live with you

£257.69 per week (£13,400 a year) if youre single and you dont have children, or your children dont live with you

Inside Greater London

If you live in a Greater London borough, the cap will be:

£442.31 per week (£23,000 a year) if youre in a couple, whether your children live with you or not

£442.31 per week (£23,000 a year) if youre single and your children live with you

£296.35 per week (£15,410 a year) if youre single and you dont have children, or your children dont live with you

However that covers the following (I.e. not just HB)

. Benefits included in the cap

The cap applies to the total amount people in your household (you, your partner and any children living with you) get from the following benefits:

Bereavement Allowance

Carers Allowance (this wont be affected by the benefit cap from autumn 2016)

Child Benefit

Child Tax Credit

Employment and Support Allowance (unless you get the support component)

Guardians Allowance (this wont be affected by the benefit cap from autumn 2016)

Housing Benefit

Incapacity Benefit

Income Support

Jobseekers Allowance

Maternity Allowance

Severe Disablement Allowance

Widowed Parents Allowance (or Widowed Mothers Allowance or Widows Pension if you started getting it before 9 April 2001)

Universal Credit (unless youve had a work capability assessment and arent fit for work)

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I think we need to stop pussyfooting around and subbing non-working people in London.

Set the London benefit cap to me much lower than the rest of the UK. Say, 75%.

The reality is that a significant percentage of benefits claimants in London are not UK nationals.

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I think we need to stop pussyfooting around and subbing non-working people in London.

Set the London benefit cap to me much lower than the rest of the UK. Say, 75%.

The reality is that a significant percentage of benefits claimants in London are not UK nationals.

If anyone with power ever suggested that there would be cries of ethnic cleansing.

The best we can hope for is small steps to reduce this massive subs :(

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The landlord showing his public spirit by writing to his tenants to warn them and what they need to do."pretend to be self employed doing nails".Nothing to do with him worrying about rent,more his tenants welfare.

The cap is also none-uprated,unless the government decide to uprate at some point.So any rent increases wont be paid.Longer term of course the two child limit in tax credits does the same thing as the benefit cap.

I think Osborne would of reduced it again to £18k,but i doubt the government now will.A good chance they will leave it frozen though at £20k so inflation can do its work,

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The landlord showing his public spirit by writing to his tenants to warn them and what they need to do."pretend to be self employed doing nails".Nothing to do with him worrying about rent,more his tenants welfare.

The cap is also none-uprated,unless the government decide to uprate at some point.So any rent increases wont be paid.Longer term of course the two child limit in tax credits does the same thing as the benefit cap.

I think Osborne would of reduced it again to £18k,but i doubt the government now will.A good chance they will leave it frozen though at £20k so inflation can do its work,

'Self employed' scam is being shut down though. You have to prove hours worked and show a profit (after a period of grace) No reasonable profit? You are not self employed then. No tax credits. Game over.

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'Self employed' scam is being shut down though. You have to prove hours worked and show a profit (after a period of grace) No reasonable profit? You are not self employed then. No tax credits. Game over.

Yes. Theyll assume 38h @ NMW for claims.

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'Self employed' scam is being shut down though. You have to prove hours worked and show a profit (after a period of grace) No reasonable profit? You are not self employed then. No tax credits. Game over.

Really? Officially? Link please!

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That is probably the most sick letter I have had the misfortune to read. Please get a job as otherwise the gov't will pay me less money.

I must have missed the 'Dear Tenant, Mr Carney has helpfully reduced interest rates so I have cut your rent' letter.

If I got that from my LL I wouldn't need his property anymore. Her Majesty would house me for free with full board thrown in.

Has it not dawned on the LL that all HB tenants will be in the same boat. Evict one that can't now afford the rent, take a six month void waiting for one that can, and then realise that the HB limit IS the rent limit.

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