Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011
Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017
Current status: Rejected
Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)
Re-think the cuts to Child Benefit
The proposed child benefit changes are not fair. The proposals are to withdraw child benefit completely for families where one parent only just pays higher rate tax and the other looks after the home or has a low income, whilst those families with both parents earning just below the higher rate of tax, almost twice as much, are entitled to child benefit in full. It makes no sense.
The Government need to change the measure used to be on joint or household income. Clearly the second family in the example above should receive less than the former.
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