Employment support for Londoners affected by the benefit cap

  • By London Councils

London’s offer and a protocol for working together

During 2013, the government will set a cap on the total amount of benefits that each household in England can receive. Finding employment will mean households can avoid the benefit cap.

The London Benefit Cap Employment Taskforce has produced this document to help service providers across the capital to deliver effective employment support, by establishing a clear ‘offer’ around services available from each of the main agencies, help achieve a consistency of offer across London and better co-ordination of services. The document sets out:

  • joint ambitions for helping those affected by the benefit cap find a job
  • how London boroughs and DWP/Jobcentre plus (JCP) will work together and with others to provide effective employment support for those affected by the benefit cap
  • what the ‘offer’ is from the main agencies that will provide employment support for affected households across London.

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