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Poverty: Children

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 57260, tabled on 9 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the potential effect of the two-child limit on the (a) extent and (b) depth of child poverty.

Answered on

17 June 2020

The Government has committed to annual statistics releases related to the operation of this policy.

Statistics for 2018/19 can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-tax-credit-and-universal-credit-claimants-statistics-related-to-the-policy-to-provide-support-for-a-maximum-of-2-children-april-2019

Statistics related to 2019/20 will be published in the summer.

Interests declared
The Member has declared that they have interests which may be relevant to the subject matter of this question.