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Right to social security

Everyone has a right to access social security and adequate living conditions. These are human rights recognised under international law.

We campaign to end No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) and the two child limit policy. We urge the UK Government to ensure all people can enjoy their economic, social and cultural rights.

 

The cost-of-living crisis hub

The cost-of-living crisis is leaving many of us hungry, cold, and destitute. This is a human rights crisis: the UK Government is failing in its obligation to protect our rights. The crisis requires a rights-based response.

Economic, social, and cultural rights must become part of our domestic law. Join the campaign for #OurRightsNow.

No Recourse to Public Funds

Read our reports on No Recourse to Public Funds

In advance of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the UK, we and Project 17 have made a joint submission in March 2022 to the UN Human Rights Council, issues we wrote about include No Recourse to Public Funds.

Read our short briefing on no recourse to public funds in advance of the Universal Peridic Review of the UK by the United Nations Human Rights Council. 

In December 2021, we wrote a report with Project 17 to the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty, highlighting how the no recourse to public funds policy violates the right to social security.

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Ending the two-child limit ​

Why the two-child limit policy is contrary to human rights law

The two-child limit is a policy that restricts welfare payments to families based on family size and is forcing these families into poverty and hardship by not providing them with an adequate income.

This policy is contrary to the UK’s international human rights obligations and its introduction cannot be justified by austerity. We need the UK Government to be using the maximum available resources to respect, protect, and fulfil children’s rights to live free of poverty and this should include by removing the two-child limit.

All Kids Count campaign

We support the All Kids Count campaign calling for the UK Government to end its two-child limit policy which restricts social security allowance under Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit to families based on the number of children they have.

Under international law, the right to social security and family assistance is to be enjoyed by all people without discrimination.

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Please write to your MP about ending the two-child limit and NRPF. 

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Showcase your support for the campaign to end NRPF by using the hashtag #EndNRPF when you are using social media.

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Contact ‘[email protected]‘ to find out more information about the APPG on NRPF, the two-child limit, and the right to social security.