End two-child limit to claim benefits – South London News

I was shocked to learn, via new research from the End Child Poverty Coalition, that in Lewisham and Deptford there are 9,174 children living in poverty, which equals 34.7 per cent of all children.

Across the UK this figure is 29 per cent.

It is concerning to me that UK children are growing up in homes where they go without meals, appropriate clothing or heating.

This research not only details where children are growing up in poverty, but which families are most likely to be experiencing this.

I understand that in order to address the increasing numbers of children in poverty, the End Child Poverty Coalition are calling for an end to the two-child limit to benefit payments, as part of their All Kids Count campaign.

If the Government were to scrap this policy which prevents larger families from claiming child related benefits for their third or subsequent child, 250,000 children would immediately be lifted out of poverty.

Clare Mack
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