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TOPIC: Tory U-turn on two-child benefit cap ‘doesn’t go far enough’

Tory U-turn on two-child benefit cap ‘doesn’t go far enough’ 11 Jan 2019 04:00 #12778

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DWP scrap extension of the two-child limit to Universal Credit for children born before April 2017.

The SNP has renewed calls for the UK government to scrap the hated two-child cap and rape clause – after the latest U-turn on the policy by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

The call follows an admission by Secretary of State Amber Rudd that the current Tory policy is flawed and “not right”, and the news that the UK government will finally ditch the extension of the two-child limit to Universal Credit for children born before April 2017 – originally due to be implemented from 1 February 2019.

Alison Thewliss MP, who first uncovered the cruel policy in the then-Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget in 2015, and has led the campaign to scrap the two-child cap and rape clause, said Tory ministers were only tinkering at the edges with minor changes that “does not go anywhere near far enough”.

Commenting, Alison Thewliss MP said: “This latest Tory U-turn does not go anywhere near far enough.

“The two child cap and rape clause is still set to push hundreds of thousands of children into poverty and must be scrapped.

“This disgraceful UK government policy has been condemned by the UN rapporteur on extreme poverty and a multitude of charities and welfare advice professionals.

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Just heard this as I was out this morning. Something to do with a high court challenge that some women won? I also hear DWP are going to challenge this ruling? They are hell bent on destruction and only a new government will hopefully mean a real change. They also say that rent payments will go directly to private landlords rather than to the tenant. So that should safeguard people who rent privately and are evicted because they spend the rent money or they have to because they can`t eat otherwise.

This must be part of their so called `test & learn` approach where they make mistakes (intentionally) on the most vulnerable and then realise a high court will rule it unlawful. Wonder how much all this is costing their beloved tax payer? Seems they are happy to squander money on court cases that shouldn`t even come about because they are at fault.
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