Child Benefit Cuts

Tax Cut For Rich 'Could Have Funded Child Benefit'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Politics

A tax cut that will give the richest people almost £100,000 a year could have increased child benefit for more than 12 million children, according to...

'Incoherent And An Adminstrative Nightmare'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.01.2013 | UK

Child benefit cuts will cause "incoherence" in the welfare system and lead to some families paying 65% of the money they earn to the taxman, a respect...

'Family Friendly' Britain? It's Not Looking That Way in 2013

Caroline Davey | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Politics
Caroline Davey

While it may seem obvious on many levels that of course the government should take money from higher earners in a difficult economic environment - in particular when one of the other political debates raging at the moment is about introducing real-terms benefit cuts for those on the lowest incomes, a move likely to plunge even more children into poverty - it has always struck me as singularly unfair that the only higher earners being asked to pay more are those with children.

New Tax Rules on Child Benefit for High Earners are a Complicated, Unfair and Unworkable 'Child Tax'

Alison Garnham | Posted 05.01.2013 | UK Politics
Alison Garnham

At CPAG we believe as strongly as anyone that higher earners need to make a larger, fairer contribution to dealing with the deficit. But most high earners don't have children living with them. Why are the majority of high earners being left out?

'We Can't Protect You From The Cuts'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.11.2012 | UK Politics

Treasury Minister David Gauke has expressed his frustration with the "fiscal nimbyism" of middle class parents who oppose cuts in child benefits, and ...

Child Benefit Cuts 'To Cost Some Families £50,000'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.11.2012 | UK

Looming child benefit cuts are set to cost some families around £50,000 by the time their youngest child reaches adulthood. Financial services fir...

'Cut Our Child Benefit'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Politics

As letters fall onto the doormats of families waiting to hear if their child benefit has been cut, a poll commissioned by the Conservatives shows that...

High or Low Income - Families With Children Still Pay the Price

Caroline Davey | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Politics
Caroline Davey

In the shadow of government claims that it is keen to cut a further £10 billion from the welfare budget - on top of the £18 billion of cuts already announced - two issues have dominated recent media debates about government spending on children.

Child Benefit Cap Changed To Avoid 'Cliff Edge'

Posted 21.03.2012 | UK Politics

Child benefit will only be withdrawn if someone in the household earns over £50,000, the government announced today. In his 2012 Budget Chancellor...

Child Benefit Cuts Will Hurt More Than 680000 'Squeezed Middle' Families

PA | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK

Around 680,000 families will lose out if child benefit is cut for high-rate taxpayers, with almost one in four involving a household with one parent e...