Law Centre NI Director, Ursula O'Hare, has joined a group of 28 organisations from the community and voluntary sector to call for the immediate increase of child benefit to £50 per child per week.
The organisations co-signed a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, after seeing at first hand the extreme financial consequences Coronavirus (Covid-19) is having across the country.
The letter goes on to state that the impact of increasing child benefit to £50 per child per week would be enhanced even further if accompanied by a number of other steps including:
- Abolishing the two-child limit to universal credit and tax credits.
- Removing the benefit cap.
- Ending the five week wait for universal credit.
You can find a copy of the letter here.