R (on the application of SC and others) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and others (Equality and Human Rights Commission Intervention intervening)

Social security – Child tax credit. In an action by the claimants, who were members of families affected by the two child limit under the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, held that the limit of two children in respect of whom child tax credit and universal credit were payable, was not incompatible with arts 8, 12 and 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The aims and measures of the legislative provisions was legitimate and it could not be said that any difference in treatment was manifestly not a proportionate means of pursuing legitimate aims.

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