Child poverty

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) have published a briefing looking at the impact of the benefit cap, which limits the amount of social security that households can receive, on families in the UK. Findings include that a capped couple with two children is on average £150 a week below the poverty line; and, because the cap is not increasing in line with inflation, increasing numbers of households are having their benefits capped.

Read the news story: Freeze on benefit cap will leave poorest households £65 worse off from April as costs spiral 
Read the briefing: Benefit cap: cost of living in a crisis (PDF)

Source: CPAG

Date: 16 September 2022

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