New DWP statistics show that 70,620 households were not receiving a child element or amount for at least one child, and 2,900 households were covered by an exception to the policy
More than 73,000 households were affected by the two child limit policy as at 2 April 2018, according to new statistics from the DWP.
The new statistics are the first to be published since the introduction of the two child limit policy - that prevents support in child tax credit (CTC) and universal credit for a third or subsequent child born on or after 6 April 2017 - and show that across CTC and universal credit full service a total of 73,530 households that were entitled to a positive award on 2 April 2018 were affected, either by losing entitlement (70,620 households) or being excepted from the policy (2,900). The total represents 9 per cent of the 865,000 households with a third or subsequent child, including children born before 6 April 2017, claiming either CTC (853,000) or universal credit (around 12,000).
The statistics also show that of the total households affected on 2 April 2018 -
In addition, the DWP advises that, of the total number of households that were covered by an exception -
For more information see Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit claimants: statistics related to the policy to provide support for a maximum of 2 children, April 2018 from gov.uk
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