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Child benefit should be based on household income not individual income

We don't disagree that households earning over £60k should lose child benefit, but it should be based on the combined earnings in the household.

At present a couple who earn £35k and £25k receive it whilst someone earning £60k doesn't and they pay a higher tax rate.

If we are to be "all in this together" then we really should be.

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Created By

Robert Woodford

Created On

Saturday 3 November 2012

Closing Date

Wednesday 6 February 2013

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