House of Commons library briefing on the welfare cap
New library briefing highlights that the welfare cap is only formally assessed at the first Budget or first fiscal update of each new Parliament.- so next due at the Budget on 11 March 2020 -
The Office for Budget Responsibility will therefore make a formal assessment of the welfare cap. It remains to be seen whether the new Government will continue with the welfare cap after Budget 2020. The Chancellor has proposed new rules for managing the public finances, which don’t include a welfare cap. However, the Chancellor hasn’t specifically said that the cap will come to an end.