Engender's briefing in advance of the Scottish Parliament debate on Child Tax Credit and Child Element of Universal Credit (known as the 'family cap', and including the so-called 'rape clause').
Date of publication: April 2017.Filename: Engender-Parliamentary-Briefing-on-Child-Tax-Credit-and-Child-Element-of-Universal-Credit.pdf | File size: 655KB | Tags: socialsecurity scraptherapeclause scrapthefamilycap
Engender welcomes the opportunity to present evidence to the Social Security Committee on the two-child limit. We have been working with other women’s organisations in Scotland over the last few years to chart the impact of ‘welfare reform’, and the ways in which it is widening inequality between women and men.
Analysis of the two-child limit by Child Poverty Action Group calculates its impact as a loss of up to £2,800 every year per child. In addition, it is projected that these deep cuts to social security for families with more than two children will push up to 200,000 more children into poverty, and will impact approximately 510,000 families in 2019-20.
Filename: Engender-submission-of-evidence-on-the-two-child-limit-on-Tax-Credits-and-Universal-Credit-to-the-Scottish-Parliament-Social-Security-Committee.pdf | File size: 548KB | Tags: socialsecurity scraptherapeclause scrapthefamilycap
Date of publication: May 2017.
Engender fundamentally rejects the principles behind both reducing vital social security for mothers of more than two children, and making an exception where a child is conceived as a result of rape.
Date of Publication: November 2016.Filename: Engender-two-child-limit-consultation-November-2016.pdf | File size: 592KB | Tags: socialsecurity scraptherapeclause scrapthefamilycap
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