||<p>It is the Department’s view that providing support for a maximum of two children
or qualifying young persons in Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit ensures fairness
between those supporting themselves solely through work and those receiving benefits.</p><p>
</p><p>The Government assessed the impact of the policy from an equality and human
rights perspective throughout its development and in preparation for its implementation.
The Department published statistics related to the first year of policy implementation
in June 2018 and will publish updated statistics on 31<sup>st</sup> July.</p><p> </p><p>An
impact assessment of the policy of providing support for a maximum of two children
in Child Tax Credits and Universal Credit, which considered the impact of the policy
on families and other protected groups, including those with disabilities, was published
in July 2015 and is available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.parliament.uk/documents/impact-assessments/ia15-006e.pdf"