Social Security Benefits: Children

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 20 June 2023.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Future of Work), Shadow Minister (Business and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an estimate of the number of families in Ellesmere Port and Neston constituency subject to the two child benefit limit.

Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

310 Universal Credit households.


  1. Base: Those in receipt of Universal Credit at 2 April 2022
  2. ‘affected’ includes households that have an exception in place but receive the UC child element due to their exception.
  3. Universal Credit figures are for GB only (as DWP do not administer Universal Credit in Northern Ireland)
  4. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10 and may not sum due to rounding
  5. Parliamentary Constituency is derived using postcode lookup data against the claimant address, however parliamentary constituency is not present for all households in this data source

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