Child Poverty

Part of Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons on 9th March 2020.

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Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The hon. Gentleman will be aware that child benefit continues to be paid for all children, as well as an additional amount for any disabled children. He is hitting the wrong note here, as is the Daily Mirror, when it comes to the “Give Me Five” campaign, as this is not a targeted policy to reduce child poverty. I simply say that, by keeping the two-child policy, providing support for a maximum of two children ensures fairness between claimants and those who support themselves and their families solely through work.