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Recent benefit changes

Child Tax Credit limited to 2 children and 'family element' abolished for new claims
Universal Credit - child elements limited to 2 children - also the 'first child premium' abolished for new claimants
Parents claiming Universal Credit must seek work when youngest child turns 3
Employment & Support Allowance Work-Related Activity component - abolished
Universal Credit Limited Capability for Work component - abolished
Free childcare increased from 15 to 30 hours per week for 3 & 4 year olds