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

Imanuela Eke-Egele
Imanuela Eke-Egele 20 Comments
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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 A lone-parent family with an income of £44,000 will see their benefit withdrawn, in addition to having some of their income taxed at the higher rate.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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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jan 12, 2018
    Jan 12, 2018
    Totally unfair for single parents who work hard and they are taxed to the hilt!!
  • tara hardy
    tara hardy United Kingdom, Retford
    Nov 22, 2017
    Nov 22, 2017
    ridiculous, makes no sense!
  • Gazala kauser
    Gazala kauser United Kingdom, Oldham
    Jul 03, 2017
    Jul 03, 2017
    I think this is very unfair on parents with low income n the single parents it's disgusting really that the government even came up with this idea n very unfair on the child that should deserve the child tax credit n why is it the 3rd child that shouldn't be entitled to ?
  • 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.
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