Two-child benefits cap cuts support for over 1 million children during pandemic
- More than a million children have been affected by the government’s two-child limit on benefits during the pandemic, according to new figures.
- The official data shows that in April this year, 1.1 million children living in 318,000 households were hit by the cap, which limits universal credit and tax credits to the first two children in a household.
- The number of households affected by the two-child limit increased by 67,000, or 27%, from the figures to April 2020, and was almost double that of 2019.
- The figures include children conceived before and during the pandemic.
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