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Child Tax Credit Limit Consultation

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SomeonesRealName Fri 11-Nov-16 16:10:33

I received an email today from my MP, letting me know about a Government consultation which I thought may be of interest to Mumsnetters.

Lifted from the consultation document:

The Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 restricts the number of children or qualifying young persons in respect of whom the Child Element in Universal Credit and the Child Element in Child Tax Credit is payable to a maximum of two. At the Summer Budget 2015 when the Chancellor announced the policy and during the passage of the legislation through Parliament four exceptions to this policy were announced and the Government is currently carrying out a consultation on the design of the exceptions and their implementation.

One proposed exception would apply where third or subsequent children were conceived as a result of rape, and this consultation includes the Government’s proposals on how to determine whether a child is likely to have been conceived as a result of rape.

We can take part in the consultation here.

mycatwantstokillme1 Fri 11-Nov-16 17:20:59

I would hope that all MN's oppose it. Only giving tax credits to a 3rd child if you can 'prove' it was as rape is lower than I thought this government could go. Wrong on every level.

Dozer Fri 11-Nov-16 17:21:52


Thanks for posting.

Nazz178 Sun 15-Jan-17 04:30:34

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