2020 Budget consultation

Post date: 
06 March 2020

CPAG responded to the Government's consultation before the 2020 Budget.

We are calling for the Government to:

  1. Reinvest in children’s benefits to support struggling families by:
    1. restoring the child element in universal credit to its 2013/14 value, including restoring the first child premium;
    2. Lifting the two-child limit in tax credits and universal credit;
    3. ending the benefit cap; and
    4. adding £5 a week to child benefit.
  2. Increase support for low-income working families.
  3. Tackle the cost of living.