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Child Tax Credit

Question for HM Treasury

UIN HL5367, tabled on 5 February 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 25 January (HL4633), how many families have had their tax credits reduced as a result of the two-child limit, in each month, since the introduction of that limit in April 2017.

Answered on

19 February 2018

The government considered the impact limiting support in tax credits and Universal Credit has on different groups during its development. We published an Impact Assessment during the passage of the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 which 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.

There will be no cash losers as a direct result of this policy. Those claiming Child Tax Credit for more than two children born before 6 April 2017 will not see a reduction in those payments.

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