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Religious leaders call for rethink on two-child benefits cap.

Religious leaders call for rethink on two-child benefits cap.

Sixty Church of England bishops along with leaders of other religious groups, are urging ministers to rethink the two-child benefits cap.

In a letter to the Times, they say the policy is likely to tip an extra 200,000 children into poverty. 

Changes limiting some benefits to the first two children in a family came into effect last year. 

The government says parents on benefits should face the same financial choices as those in work. 

Under the current rules, parents can claim child tax credits or universal credit only for their first two children unless there are special circumstances.

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Campaigners say the policy could leave some families almost £3,000 a year worse off.

 

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