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This is why Labour is fighting the extension of the two-child tax credit cap

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By Debbie Abrahams  

Debbie Abrahams is fighting the extension of the policy. Photo: PA

Two days after calling their disastrous General Election, the Conservatives snuck out legislation to extend their two-child cap on the number of children that can be supported by Child Tax Credits to Northern Ireland.

Labour opposed the two child limit during the passage of the 2015/16 Welfare Reform and Work Bill in the Houses of Parliament, which includes this arbitrary restriction on family size, believing it should not be in place anywhere in the United Kingdom. In…

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