Welfare and Childcare

  • UKIP opposes the bedroom tax because it operates unfairly, penalising those who are unable to find alternative accommodation and taking insufficient account of the needs of families and the disabled.
  • Child benefit is only to be paid to children permanently resident in the UK and future child benefit to be limited to the first two children only.
  • UKIP will ensure there is an initial presumption of 50/50 shared parenting in child custody matters and grandparents will be given visitation rights.
  • UKIP supports a simplified, streamlined welfare system and a benefit cap.