Amber Rudd Ditches Plans to Benefit Cap Two Children

Friday 11 January, 2019 Written by  BBC
Amber Rudd Ditches Plans to Benefit Cap Two Children

From the BBC. About 15,000 families no longer face having their benefits capped after the government performed another U-turn over its flagship universal credit.

The work and pensions secretary has ditched plans to extend a benefits cap on families of more than two children.

Amber Rudd said those with children born before the system began in 2017 would remain exempt, as she aimed to ensure it was "compassionate and fair".

The Child Poverty Action Group said the decision was "fantastically good news".

However, the group is still calling for the two-child cap to be scrapped for all other families.

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