Last updated: November 28, 2017test case
On 18 August 2017 CPAG issued a claim for judicial review in the High Court against the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (SSWP) to challenge the two child limit, introduced by the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016. Permission was granted on 17 October 2017 so the case will now go forward to a full hearing on 6 and 7 February 2018.
The case is brought on behalf of two lone mothers who each already have more than one child and had an 'additional' child born after 6 April 2017.
Grounds of challenge are: