Category Archives: Child Benefit

Fury of ‘stay at home’ mums snubbed over benefit changes

7 January: The Telegraph reports that campaigners, MPs and even a former Tory minister have criticised the coalition’s changes to the way child benefit is paid, saying it unfairly penalises parents who stay at home to look after their children.

Tim Loughton, the Tory MP and the Coalition’s former children’s minister, said: “There is an army of parents who work hard at home to bring up their children who are losing out on child benefit and other allowances now.

“They need a Conservative-led Government to put into practice what it said on the tin in our manifesto and deliver a transferable married couples tax allowance in the next Budget before time runs out.

“Trotting out tired mantras about accommodating the voting sensitivities of Lib Dem MPs with very different views on the family just won’t wash anymore.”

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Child benefit plan branded “incoherent”

4th January: The Daily Mail and others reported that the Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned that some households face losing £1300 per year thanks to chancellor George Osborne’s “incoherent” clawback of child benefit.

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