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Social Security Benefits: Children

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL11400, tabled on 14 December 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the study by the British Pregnancy Advice Service Forced into a corner: the two-child limit and pregnancy decision making during the pandemic, published on 3 December; and what plans they have to review the ‘two-child limit’ restricting the amount that families can receive in social security benefits.

Answered on

23 December 2020

DWP has made no such plans or assessment.

This is an uncertain time for families which is why DWP have taken unprecedented steps to support incomes and help with living costs. The support available through the welfare safety net reflects the fact that the majority of households in Britain (85%) have two or fewer children.