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Feeling the pinch: the lowered benefit cap one year on


Feeling the pinch: the lowered benefit cap one year on


This briefing summarises recent research by CIH on the effects of the lowered benefit cap one year after its introduction, following the 2016 publication of analysis of the possible effects. It reports on a series of interviews with 18 households living with the lower benefit cap, and with staff working for social housing providers.

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