Written Answer – Bishop of Durham questions the Government about Social Security Benefits and two child limit.

On the 25 July 2018 the Bishop of Durham, the Rt Revd Paul Butler received three written answers from Lord Bates about the number of households affected by the two child limit.


Social Security Benefits: Children

The Lord Bishop of Durham
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statistics related to the policy to provide support for a maximum of two children published on 28 June by HM Revenue & Customs and the Department for Work and Pensions, of the 70,620 households affected, and not in receipt of an exception, what are the number of households with (1) 3 dependent children, (2) 4 dependent children, and (3) 5 or more dependent children.

Lord Bates

The information requested in respect of Child Tax Credit is set out in the following table.

Number of households Number of children in these households
Three children 37,500 112,490
Four children 18,770 75,070
Five children or more 12,290 70,280
Total 68,550 257,830
Notes:
Base: those in receipt of Child Tax Credit at 2 April 2018
Figures rounded to nearest 10, totals may not sum due to rounding

The information requested in respect of Universal Credit is set out in the table below.

Number of households Number of children in these households
Three children 1,540 4,620
Four children 370 1,470
Five children or more 170 900
Total 2,070 6,990
Notes:
Base: those in receipt of Universal Credit (via UC Full Service) at 2 April 2018 reporting a third or subsequent child on or after 6 April 2017

and not receiving a child element/amount for the third or subsequent child.

– Because the breakdowns requested have not been captured in the original reporting database it has been necessary to re-run the report using current data and consequently, some of the figures have changed very slightly from those in the published statistics.

 

Figures rounded to nearest 10, totals may not sum due to rounding.

 

HL9478

 

 

Social Security Benefits: Children

The Lord Bishop of Durham
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statistics related to the policy to provide support for a maximum of two children published on 28 June by HM Revenue & Customs and the Department for Work and Pensions, what was the total number of children affected over the period covered by these statistics, excluding households in receipt of an exception.
Lord Bates
The information requested in respect of Child Tax Credit is set out in the attached table.
Number of households Number of children in these households
Three children 37,500 112,490
Four children 18,770 75,070
Five children or more 12,290 70,280
Total 68,550 257,830
 
Notes:
Base: those in receipt of Child Tax Credit at 2 April 2018
Figures rounded to nearest 10, totals may not sum due to rounding

The information requested in respect of Universal Credit is set out in the table below.

Number of households Number of children in these households
Three children 1,540 4,620
Four children 370 1,470
Five children or more 170 900
Total 2,070 6,990
 
 
Notes:  
Base: those in receipt of Universal Credit (via UC Full Service) at 2 April 2018 reporting a third or subsequent child on or after 6 April 2017

and not receiving a child element/amount for the third or subsequent child.

– Because the breakdowns requested have not been captured in the original reporting database it has been necessary to re-run the report using current data and consequently, some of the figures have changed very slightly from those in the published statistics.

 

Figures rounded to nearest 10, totals may not sum due to rounding.

 

HL9479

Via Parliament.UK

 

Social Security Benefits: Children

The Lord Bishop of Durham
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statistics related to the policy to provide support for a maximum of two children published on 28 June by HM Revenue & Customs and the Department for Work and Pensions, what was the average reduction in awards for households affected during the period covered by these statistics, excluding households in receipt of an exception.
Lord Bates
No household saw a cash reduction in their award as a result of the policy to provide support for a maximum of two children for the period covered by these statistics.

 

HL9480

Via Parliament.UK