Board of Deputies welcomes Government announcement not to extend two-child cap on benefits

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Board of Deputies Vice President Edwin Shuker has responded to the Government’s decision not to extend a benefits cap on families of more than two children.

He said: “After years of campaigning against this punitive policy, we welcome this announcement as a step in the right direction. The two-child policy is by definition an attack on the family and it disproportionately affects religious communities and the poorest in our society. The Government should now listen to the recommendation of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, whose recent report calls for an immediate rethink of this damaging policy.”

The Board of Deputies has campaigned against the two child-cap legislation since it was introduced by the Government in 2016.

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