Consultation on exceptions to the two-child limit: CPAG's response

December 2016

CPAG has responded to the government's consultation on exceptions to the two child limit for payments of tax credits and universal credit. CPAG is opposed to the policy in its entirety, because it will deny children their entitlement to the support needed to provide a decent standard of living, and is expected to increase child poverty. We also believe that the policy is likely to breach the UK's human rights obligations. This response also provides our view on the government's proposed exceptions - for multiple births, births resulting from rape, adopted children and children in kinship care arrangements - and argues for a large number of additional exceptions which we believe are needed to protect vulnerable children and families. 

Download our response here