CHB - Member
Cack handed policy is crap for working families.
How can it be fair to give someone on 50-60k an effective tax rate of 65%?
The Government say that the top 15% should pay more into the pot.
I agree with this, however this policy only affects the 15% with kids!
Why not keep the benefit as universal and add a smidge to income tax for all over 50k or somthing to make sure that all high earners pay a bit more into the pot, and not just rob £2500 from those trying to raise a family.
Chronic, ill-thought out policy. I don't mind paying more tax, but like others here with a low/no earning partner, to lose 100% of our child benefit while other higher income households retain theirs is idiotic policy from Tory muppets.
The smoke and mirrors cack that Cameron came out with on the news, "the poor folk should be paying for child allowance for the well off".
They weren't. Ever. It came out of our own PAYE.