Amber Rudd has eased the pain of child benefit changes – for the government, at least

Although the unfairness of the policy remains, the political difficulty has been remedied. 

Amber Rudd has announced an end to the two-child limit for child-related benefits – or, at least, that’s what most of the coverage says.

The reality is more complex: what Rudd has done is end the retroactive two-child limit, where households that already have more than two children had their benefit top-up taken away. But she has retained the limit for children yet unborn, and for when two families become one, for instance when a widowed man with two children marries a...
source: New Statesman

2019-01-11 15:45
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