To ask Her Majesty's Government how many families have had their tax credits reduced by the two-child limit in each month since the introduction of the limit in April 2017; how many of those families had one or more parents in work; how many families were (1) lone parent families or (2) two-parent families; and what was the number of children per family involved.
25 January 2018
The government considers the impact of policies on different groups during their development. During the passage of the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 we published an Impact Assessment for the policy of limiting support in tax credits and Universal Credit. The impact assessment shows the number of Child Tax Credit or Universal Credit claimants who were expected to be affected by the policy over the next five years.
This does not include a number of groups who have received an exception to the policy of limiting support: statistics on these exceptions will be published in due course.