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Social Security Benefits

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 11611, tabled on 1 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) households and (b) children are affected by the two-child rule as of 1 June 2022.

Answered on

13 June 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 Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit claimants: statistics related to the policy to provide support for a maximum of 2 children, April 2021 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). Statistics related to the period up to April 2022 will be published in the summer.