New report on Universal Credit and child poverty

Date: 15th July 2019
Category: Child poverty


Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has published a report on universal credit, asking what needs to change to reduce child poverty and make it fit for families.

More than 1.6 million families are now receiving universal credit across the UK. The report notes that heavy cuts have undermined universal credit’s initial promise of reducing poverty.

The report proposes a series of re-investments in universal credit, including the abolition of the two-child limit, detailing the predicted impact on child poverty and expected cost to the UK Government. The report also considers the design of the universal credit system, and what needs to be done to improve families’ experience of it.