June 28, 2018
DWP statistics published today show 71,000 families have lost entitlement to child allowances in tax credits or universal credit in the first year of the ‘two-child policy’ (1).
Commenting on the figure, Child Poverty Action Group Chief Executive Alison Garnham said:
“Our analysis with IPPR last year found 200,000 children will be pulled into poverty by the two-child limit. Today’s DWP statistics now show it’s already having a damaging impact – and at a fast pace. These are struggling families, most of them in work, who will lose up to £2,780 a year - a huge amount if you’re a parent on low pay.