The ‘two-child limit’ is affecting families now – third or subsequent children born since last Thursday are no longer eligible for child tax credit or universal credit support. This breaks a fundamental premise of our social security system – the link between what families need and the support they get. We’ve been putting pressure on the government to scrap this policy – including by writing to the Times with other concerned organisations last week (see image). Your voice will help us keep the pressure on.
Nothing does more to damage childhoods than poverty. Any family can fall on hard times – we should be providing every child with the opportunities to do well in life, not punishing them and their families for asking for help when they need it. 200,000 children will be pushed into poverty by this policy – we need to put a stop to it.