Department for Work and Pensions statistics: Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit Claimants

The Department for Work and Pensions published statistical information on the policy that provides support for a maximum of 2 children in Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit in June 2018.

The policy came into effect in April 2017 and the report shows that in April 2018, a total of 73,530 households were affected by the policy to provide support for a maximum of two children.

See the official government statistics.

Alison Garnham from Child Poverty Action Group said this is a ‘pernicious, poverty-producing policy’ and points out that struggling families will lose up to £2,780 a year.

Read the comment by Child Poverty Action Group.