Consultation outcome

Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit: exceptions to the 2-child limit

This consultation has concluded

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Government response to the consultation: Exceptions to the limiting of the individual Child Element of Child Tax Credit and the Child Element of Universal Credit to a maximum of 2 children

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Detail of outcome

We published the government response to this consultation on 20 January 2017. We received 82 responses. Around 50 were from organisations.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

This consultation seeks evidence and views to inform the design of the exceptions and their implementation.

Documents

Exceptions to the limiting of the individual Child Element of Child Tax Credit and the Child Element of Universal Credit to a maximum of 2 children

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Consultation description

The child element in Universal Credit and the individual element in Child Tax Credit will be payable to a maximum of 2 children from April 2017 (Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016).

This consultation seeks evidence and views to inform the detailed design of the 4 exceptions that have been announced, and their implementation. It is not a consultation on the policy itself.