Increase the child benefit to £200 pounds monthly per child.

Increase the amount of the money that are being paid to the children, a fair amount would be £200 each month.

19,280 Signatures

Status: Open
Opened: 15 Feb 2021, 3:34 p.m.
Last 24 hours signatures : 3
Estimated Final Signatures: 43,607

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Recent Documents related to Increase the child benefit to £200 pounds monthly per child.

1. Increase the child benefit to £200 pounds monthly per child.
11/01/2021 - Petitions

Found: Increase the amount of the money that are being paid to the children, a fair amount would be £200 each

2. Formula for calculation by the court of repayment terms
02/03/2021 - Ministry of Justice
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Found: of the Affordability Calculator in Online Civil Money Claim s 1. When affordability calculated

3. Child Poverty Action Group - written evidence
10/10/2018 - Inquiry: Benefit cap - Work and Pensions Committee
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Found: Written evidence - Child Poverty Action Group Written evidence from Child Poverty Action Group (BEC0022) About

4. The economics of Universal Credit
18/03/2020 - Inquiry: The economics of Universal Credit - Economic Affairs Committee
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Found: ensure it is a safety net that provides enough money to live on without falling into poverty, debt or

5. The economics of Universal Credit
04/03/2020 - Inquiry: The economics of Universal Credit - Economic Affairs Committee
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Found: receipt of a monthly salary, Universal Credit integrates payments for adults, housing, children and childcare

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Recent Speeches related to Increase the child benefit to £200 pounds monthly per child.

1. Universal Credit: Court of Appeal Judgment
25/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: their universal credit award will increase in the following month to balance the reduction. However, - Speech Link
2: credit claimant is in work and is paid monthly, but those monthly payments do not align precisely with - Speech Link
3: that it has very flexibly dealt with the huge increase of claimants as a result of covid-19 and will - Speech Link

2. Benefits: Reductions
01/11/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: harm and long-term damage that council house sales would do to the social fabric of our communities. From - Speech Link

3. Universal Credit
16/11/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: when he claimed that UC would lift,“600,000 adults and 350,000 children out of poverty”.—[Official - Speech Link

4. Department for Education
26/02/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: debate is that the Government often repeat that more money is going into schools than ever before. In March - Speech Link
2: want to give the lie to the argument that more money is going into schools than ever before. The Government - Speech Link

5. Universal Credit and Debt
05/06/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: months more than 200,000 extra households each month have started a claim. By the time it is fully rolled - Speech Link
2: from people who say that it is not just the amount of money they have on universal credit, but their powerlessness - Speech Link
3: her daughter. Now she has had letters saying that money will be deducted for her debts. She has lost jobs - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Increase the child benefit to £200 pounds monthly per child.
1. Child benefit: Children
asked by: Alison Thewliss
19/05/2020
... what steps she is taking to raise awareness of the non-consensual conception exception among people affected by the two-child limit on child benefit.

2. Child Benefit
asked by: Afzal Khan
13/07/2020
... what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of increasing the value of child benefit.

3. Child Benefit
asked by: Kirsten Oswald
07/07/2020
... when he next plans to review the (a) operation and (b) adjusted net income limits of the High Income Child Benefit Charge.

4. Child Benefit
asked by: Stephen Farry
19/02/2020
... what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the operation of the high income child benefit charge.

5. Child Benefit
asked by: Caroline Nokes
16/03/2020
... what plans he has to enable child benefit claims to be split between parents.

Latest Questions

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Government Response

As individuals anywhere on the income distribution are entitled to Child Benefit, increasing it significantly would come at a high cost, and not be well-targeted towards those families most in need.


The Government understands the importance of Child Benefit to families and will ensure the benefit keeps its value by increasing it for the second consecutive year from April 2021 in line with inflation. As individuals anywhere on the income distribution are entitled to Child Benefit, increasing it further would come at a high cost to the taxpayer, and not be well-targeted towards those who need it the most.

The Government is committed to supporting children and has acted swiftly to help families during the pandemic through a package of welfare measures costing an additional £7.4 billion this financial year. This includes a temporary increase to Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit, and relinking Local Housing Allowance to cover the 30th percentile of market rates.

To provide further support for children, the Government has announced a winter package. This includes the Covid Winter Grant Scheme, which is providing children, families and the most vulnerable help with food and bills over winter and beyond. This was extended in the Prime Minister’s roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions in England to cover the period up until the end of the Easter holidays

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