Families on Benefits Face Same Choices as Working Parents – Two-Child Benefit Cap to Stay

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Rising Unemployment and Mental Health Concerns

Since the pandemic, the number of jobless individuals not seeking work for over a month has surged by 850,000, erasing a decade of progress. Half of non-working individuals report depression or anxiety, with the youth being most affected.

Moral and Economic Justifications for Welfare Reform

A future Conservative Government aims to reform welfare significantly, emphasizing the moral obligation to support those in genuine need and the economic necessity to reduce dependency. Welfare spending on disabilities surpasses investment in critical sectors, prompting the need for change.

Promoting Fairness and Responsibility

Taxes fund welfare, necessitating responsible spending. Measures like Universal Credit and the National Living Wage aim to ensure work is financially rewarding. Retaining the two-child benefit limit aligns with the principle of fairness in financial decision-making for all families.

Ending Dependency on Benefits

The Conservative plan focuses on empowering individuals to work, with nearly a million job vacancies available. Rejecting a culture of 'something for nothing,' the party aims to restore dignity and purpose through employment, moving away from a reliance on welfare.