Friday 11 January 2019 / 8:45 AM Margaret Greenwood

Rudd admits the two child cap is not “compassionate” – Margaret Greenwood responds

Margaret Greenwood MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to Amber Rudd’s admission this morning that the two child cap is not “compassionate”, said:

“Amber Rudd has admitted that applying the two child limit to families with children who were born before the system was introduced is not “compassionate”. It’s clear the Government must scrap the two-child limit in its entirety.

“Labour will scrap the social security freeze and get rid of the two child cap, which everyone, including the Work and Pensions Secretary, knows is deeply unfair.”

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Notes to editors:

One the Today programme this morning, Amber Rudd said: “Maybe things that were proposed weren’t effective or weren’t compassionate in the way that I want them to be, so I’m going to be perfectly bold about making those changes where I need to.”