The two-child limit for Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit

Richard Machin explores the two-child limit on the child element in Universal Credit and the Child Tax Credit

· It is estimated that by 2020/21, 640,000 families will be affected by this policy

· The policy will deliver estimated savings of £1,365 million by 2020/21

· The restriction of the child element of CTC will mean that each family with three or more children in receipt of tax credits will lose up to £2,780 for each additional child per year

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Senior Lecturer in social policy at Nottingham Trent University, writes about welfare reform and social security — @RMachinStaffs

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Richard Machin

Senior Lecturer in social policy at Nottingham Trent University, writes about welfare reform and social security — @RMachinStaffs