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Adopted children exempt from Child Tax Credit changes

Published: 11.10.16

A policy limiting Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit to two children was legislated for in the Welfare Reform and Work Act which received royal assent in March 2016.
Adopted children exempt from Child Tax Credit changes

This allows for prescribed exceptions which will be brought forward in secondary legislation in time for April 2017.

The Government has previously announced that adoptive sibling groups would be exempt from the two child rule.

The Government has today announced in a letter to Peers about the Children and Social Work Bill, that they will extend the exemption to all adopted children and that this will be confirmed in the forthcoming secondary legislation.