Since 6 April 2017, the Tory government has imposed the cruel ‘two-child policy’ which excludes all but the first two children from benefits.
The Child Poverty Action Group estimates that more than 250,000 children will be pushed into poverty as a result of the policy by 2020, representing a 10% increase in child poverty. Official figures also show more than 70,000 low-income families have lost up to £2,800 each per year after having their entitlement to benefits taken away as a result of the government’s ‘two-child policy’.
Further, the two-child limit has certain exceptions, one of which is that benefits will only be paid if a mother can demonstrate that a third or later child was conceived because of rape, generally known as the ‘rape clause’. This inhumane clause obliges traumatised women to explain the circumstances of a rape as part of a benefits claim.
Please help repeal this barbaric ‘two-child policy’ and sign this petition today: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/233887