A few people have contacted me about Tax Credits, and the two child limit.

I believe those in receipt of benefits and those supporting themselves solely through work should face the same sorts of financial considerations when making decisions about having more children. While it's important to support families, it's also important to balance this support with the many families who contribute to the system but won't benefit from financial support of this kind.

I want to assure people that this will only apply to new claims; existing claimants will remain unaffected. It will not affect families in the event of a multiple birth as long as there were previously fewer than two children in the household.

In addition, any child conceived as a result of rape will not be included in the cap. It is also the case that families with a third or subsequent children born after April 2017 who are disabled will still be entitled to disability benefits for these children.

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