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Labour has power at last. Will it use it to scrap the inhumane two-child benefit cap? | Ruth Patrick

Shoes too small, not enough food to go around: children I work with are suffering the effects of this catastrophic policy

  • Ruth Patrick is a professor of social policy at the University of York

One Born Every Minute was magical reality TV, inviting us into the delivery suite to marvel at the everyday miracle that each new life brings. Who doesn’t love the feeling of hope, possibility and fresh beginnings that comes with a baby’s birth?

But for the past seven years, the opportunities of many babies have been profoundly and barbarically shaped by the presence of the two-child limit. This caps denies third and subsequent children born after April 2017 means-tested support worth up to £3,455 a year.

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