Sunday, 20 September 2009

Means testing child benefit makes perfect sense to me

Finally, someone with a Good Idea. I've never really understood why child benefit has been given to everyone, regardless of income. It doesn't make sense that Mrs X whose husband earns over £100k in the city should receive the same as Mrs Y whose husband is on £24k. Now Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems have mooted the prospect of means testing, which would help divert badly needed resources elsewhere. Obvious, when you think about it.

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