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TABLED ON 10/05/2017

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OPIN-2017-0040 - Opposition to Child Tax and Universal Credit Reforms

Raised By:

Vikki Howells

Rhianon Passmore 12/5/17
Mike Hedges 12/5/17
Sian Gwenllian 12/05/17
Simon Thomas 15/05/17
Jenny Rathbone 15/05/17
Hefin David 15/05/17
Joyce Watson 16/05/17
Opposition to Child Tax and Universal Credit Reforms

This Assembly:

a) notes the changes to Child Tax Credits and Universal Credit, that were introduced by the UK Government, which took effect from 6 April 2017;

b) is concerned that the restriction limiting credits to two children will have a negative impact on family income levels and force more children into poverty; and

c) unequivocally condemns the shameful 'rape clause' whereby women can claim for third or subsequent children if they prove the child is born as the result of 'non-consensual conception'.

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