Two-child Limit: Child Poverty

Published date : 04 September, 2023
12. What assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of the two-child limit on trends in the level of child poverty.


A recent study by the University of York found that the two-child limit and the benefit cap had contributed to rising child poverty, which, allied to wider benefit cuts, had impacted larger families disproportionately. Given the growing weight of evidence that families are being pushed further into hardship, will the Government finally acknowledge the real harm that their cruel and callous welfare policies are causing, and reverse them?

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