CHILD BENEFIT CUTS: Stop chancellor from unfairly targeting one-parent & single-income families.

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A family where both parents earn below the higher rate threshold of £44,000 with a joint income of up to £87,000 will still receive child benefits. A lone-parent family with an income of £44,000 will see their benefit withdrawn, in addition to having some of their income taxed at the higher rate. The same goes for a single-income family where one parent pays tax at the higher rate.
This is unfair.
It particularly penalises working women with modest incomes who, following a family break-up live with young children and therefore have considerable childcare costs.
Put the money where your mouth is.
If the government is intent on getting more parents into work then it shouldn't punish those with a good work ethic. Many parents have to work extra hard just to provide a decent life for their children. It's difficult enough as it is.
The Chancellor is urged to adopt fair and proper means-testing to avoid additional hardship to children following a reduction in Child Tax Credit and Child Care Vouchers and the cancellation of the Child Trust Fund scheme.

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  • Sharon Baker
    Sharon Baker United Kingdom, Epsom
    Jun 22, 2017
    Jun 22, 2017
    This is very unfair to hard working single parent families - who lose child benefit while a couple led family can earn twice as much and keep it. It's wrong!!! It should be earnings per household.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Feb 01, 2016
    Feb 01, 2016
    Can't believe this was passed! Makes me angry and frustrated that families are receiving the benefit who have a much higher combined income. Why not do it on household income?
  • Matthew Baines
    Matthew Baines United Kingdom, Halifax
    Nov 26, 2015
    Nov 26, 2015
    Are you serious? Do you really want a civil war? Shame on you for taking it out on the children. Who's next? The elderly. You end is coming sooner than you think.
  • Lisa
    Lisa United Kingdom, Halifax
    Nov 26, 2015
    Nov 26, 2015
    After the autumn statement, i have found out that i will be £4k worse off in 2016.
    I am being penalised for working part time and having one too many children (3)
    Who on earth in the working class can afford a loss of £4k per year?
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