Bishops call for rethink on two-child limit

Apr 7, 2018 by

from The Church of England Website:

They have signed a joint letter alongside representatives from other churches as well as Jewish and Muslim organisations.

The letter published in The Times argues that the policy – which restricts the level of financial support given to households with more than two children – is trapping families in poverty.

It coincides with the publication of a new report from the End Child Poverty coalition assessing the impact of the limit, which was introduced a year ago.

The Bishop of Durham, a signatory to the letter said: “It is simply not right that some children get support and others don’t.

“We share a moral responsibility to make sure that everyone in our country has a decent standard of living and the same chances in life, no matter who they are or where they come from.”

More details can be found in an announcement from the End Child Poverty coalition.

The letter is published here.

Read here

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