Child poverty

 

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and the Church of England have published a report looking at the impact the two-child limit, which was introduced in April 2017 which means that low-income families having a third or subsequent child loose their entitlement to additional support through child tax credit and universal credit, had on families in the UK. An online survey of 438 families and in-depth interviews with 16 families directly affected by the two-child limit found that: 95% of survey respondents said that the two-child limit had affected their ability to pay for basic living costs, including 88% who said it had affected their ability to pay for food and clothing.

Source: CPAG  Date: 26 June 2019

Further information: All kids count: the impact of the two-child limit after two years (PDF)