Saturday 24 March 2018

Child cuts

• I have a simple solution to the ongoing conundrum about cutting child benefit -- let the Government simply terminate child benefit for all children born after January 1, 2014.

We will start to see an immediate and continuous reduction in the costs from that date as older children roll off the system and are not replaced.

Furthermore, as those children who will miss out have not yet even been conceived (and surely won't have been by the upcoming Budget), there can be no bleating about discrimination or fairness, etc.

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