More than 70,000 low-income families lost up to £2,800 each last year after having their entitlement to benefits taken away as a result of the government’s “two-child policy”, official figures show today.

My view: It is wrong that this Conservative Government is making children a target for austerity. New figures show that over 70,000 families are affected by this Government’s two-child cap policy, with nearly 6 in 10 of families affected being in work.

The impacts of a two-child cap policy under Universal Credit adds to the problem of child poverty in the country. I believe we have a moral responsibility to make sure that every child in our city and our country has a decent standard of living and equal chances in life, no matter what their background and circumstances.

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