Saturday 20 January 2018

No benefits

• So, the Government is considering a two-tier child benefit system to target support at the most needy -- effectively, the introduction of a means test.

The truth is, child benefit is (and always has been) means tested -- through the income tax system.

To explain my point, let's take a hypothetical state with three tax bands. Band zero for the unemployed and the low paid; band one for middle income earners; and band two for higher income earners.

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