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RCN Position Statement on Exceptions to the Limiting of the Individual Element of the Child Element of Child Tax Credit and the Child Element of Universal Credit to a Maximum of Two Children

26 July 2017

In 2017 the Department of Work and Pensions issued guidance to support their decision around specific exceptions to the limiting of child tax credit and universal credit to a maximum of two children. There were a number of exceptions introduced, including one for a child born as a result of ‘non-consensual conception’ (commonly referred to as the ‘rape clause’). The RCN has raised concerns about this policy, which is outlined in the attached briefing paper.

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