- Clear all
- Court of Appeal (Civil)
- Great Britain
- Article 8: Respect for your private and family life, home and correspondence
- Article 14: Protection from discrimination in respect of these rights and freedoms
- Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
- Intervention (section 30 of the Equality Act 2006)
Challenging the ‘two-child limit’ rule (R (on the application of SC and CB and their children) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions)
The Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 provides that child tax credit and its replacement universal credit will not be payable to any 3rd or subsequent children in a family born after 6th April 2017 (subject to some exceptions). This is known as the ‘two child rule’.
SC and CB each had a baby after 6th April 2017 and do not receive any tax credits for those children.