20 August 2018
The overall cost of a child over 18 years (including rent and childcare) is £150, 753 for a couple and £183,335 for a lone parent. But work doesn’t pay low-income families enough to meet a no-frills standard of living, new research from Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) shows.
Child amounts in pension credit, two child limit appeals, latest statistics.
28 June 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’.
Includes a Q&A on the two child limit and kinship carers.
28 May 2018
There has always been a debate in the world of poverty measurement about whether we should be more concerned about poverty rates (the proportion below a poverty threshold) or poverty gaps (how far people in poverty are below the poverty threshold).
27 April 2018
Child Poverty Action Group welcomes today’s announcement from the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions that all children who are adopted will not be taken into account for the purposes of the two-child limit in tax credits and universal credit.
20 April 2018
The High Court has today ruled that one of the Government’s key welfare reform policies, the two-child rule for tax credits and universal credit (1), is in part unlawful.
06 April 2018
Today, 60 Bishops from the Church of England and senior representatives from other Christian, Jewish and Muslim organisations have come together to urge the Government to rethink its two-child limit policy, one year on from its introduction.
06 April 2018
Alongside the Church of England we have produced a report looking at the two-child limit policy one year after its introduction.