“The current cap, which only applies to Housing Benefit is set at £500 a week for couples and lone parents and £350 a week for single people. The new rate, shown above, for Universal Credit keeps the effective £500 a week for those with children (the Universal Credit rates are shown monthly) but couples without children are moved from the £500 rate to the lower £350 figure.
That means their cap level goes from £26,004 a year to £18,204. That should satisfy some of those baying for the lower cap yesterday. ”
From: Future Benefits Model (FFBM) – Sneaky, Sneaky, Sneaky. http://blog.cix.co.uk/gmorgan/2014/01/14/sneaky-sneaky-sneaky/ 14/1/14