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The Chartered Institute of Housing is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards

Reduction in the overall benefit cap

The overall benefit cap, introduced in 2012, limits the total amount that one household can receive in most benefits. In April 2016 it was lowered to £20,000, or £23,000 in London, a move which will greatly increase the number of households affected and the parts of the country in which it will have an impact. CIH can help landlords to prepare for its introduction and to support tenants who are likely to be affected by it.

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