Two-child limit on benefit claims to be challenged in court

Campaigners are granted judicial review of policy, which stops benefits being paid for more than two children

The government is facing a high court challenge to its two-child limit on benefit claims, the basis behind the hugely controversial “rape clause” policy, it has emerged.

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) said it had been granted permission to seek a judicial review on the limit, which stops child tax credits or universal credits being paid for more than two children in most cases.

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