Rape Crisis and Women's Aid mount legal challenge to Government's cruel two-child tax credit limit policy

Rape Crisis England & Wales and Women's Aid, represented by Karon Monaghan QC and Leigh Day solicitors, are requesting permission to intervene in the Child Poverty Action Group’s legal challenge to the Government’s two-child tax credit limit policy to highlight why this cruel policy must be scrapped. Women’s Aid and Rape Crisis will be representing survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence who are experiencing unlawful and degrading treatment as a result of this policy. This inhumane policy is denying survivors’ access to their entitled child tax credits and may be putting them at risk of further violence and abuse. Financial concerns are a major barrier to women being able to leave an abusive partner.

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