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Benefit cap hits Luton families

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Families across the UK are set to have their benefits capped at £26,000 a year, and in Luton, 148 families will be affected.

The Daily Express ‘exclusively’ reported that Luton was the 16th ‘most capped’ local authority area in Britain, but added all 32 London local authorities into one.

Without combining the London authorities, Luton is actually the 47th ‘most capped’ local authority out of 380 in England and Wales.

The average wage for a full time male worker living in Luton is £26,633 and for a full time female worker living in Luton is £21,063, according to 2012 data from the Office for National Statistics.

The only local authorities outside of London to be in the top 20 of most capped areas are Birmingham and Manchester, at numbers five and 19 respectively.

Enfield has the most families about to be hit with the cap, at 1511.

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