Conservatives don’t care about our children’s future

Sixty Church of England bishops along with leaders of other religious groups, are urging ministers to rethink the two-child benefits cap.

In a letter to the Times, they say the policy is likely to tip an extra 200,000 children into poverty.

Changes limiting some benefits to the first two children in a family came into effect last year.

The government says parents on benefits should face the same financial choices as those in work.

Under the current rules, parents can claim child tax credits or universal credit only for their first two children unless there are special circumstances.

Campaigners say the policy could leave some families almost £3,000 a year worse off.

Among the signatories to the letter are senior representatives from Jewish and Muslim groups as well as other Christian organisations.

They include:

  • The new Bishop of London, the Right Reverend Sarah Mullally
  • Harun Khan, secretary general of the…

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