Millions may lose out in reform of child benefits
Rosemary Bennett, Jill Sherman
"A radical reform of child benefits, including ending payments to more than seven million families when their children reach the age of 13, is being considered by the Government's new poverty adviser.
"Frank Field, appointed by the coalition last week, is also looking at taxing child benefit and allowing parents to receive payments of up to £25,000 in the first three years after a child's birth. In an interview with The Times, the former Labour minister said that the benefit, which costs the taxpayer £11 billion a year, should be linked more closely to the child's age.
"It is paid to every family until a child is 19 if he or she is in full-time education. Even the wealthiest parents get the £20 a week for their first child and £13.40 for each subsequent one.
"Poorer parents are eligible for payments worth up to £100,000 in both child benefit and tax credits by the time a child is 19, according to Mr Field."
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"Millions may lose out in reform of child benefits", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2010. Consulté le 02/03/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/millions-may-lose-out-in-reform-of-child-benefits