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Universal Credit: Children

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL7056, tabled on 17 March 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Scott of Bybrook on 16 March (HL Deb col 277), what measures they are using to evaluate the effects of the two child limit on Universal Credit.

Answered on

4 April 2022

The Government has committed to annual statistics releases related to the operation of the policy to provide support for a maximum of two children. Statistics related to the period up to April 2021 were published in July 2021 and can be accessed at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/universal-credit-and-child-tax-credit-claimants-statistics-related-to-the-policy-to-provide-support-for-a-maximum-of-2-children-april-2021. Previous releases can also be found here.

Statistics related to the period up to April 2022 will be published in the summer.