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Benefit changes from April 2017

Child Tax Credit limited to 2 children and 'family element' abolished for new claims or new births
Universal Credit limited to 2 children and 'first child premium' abolished for new claims or new births
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