Valerie Gommon Midwife’s Blog

Cuts to child benefit

Posted on: October 7, 2010

Amid huge media attention concerning the Government’s planned cuts to the Child Benefit, The National Childbirth Trust has today issued the following statement.

“NCT appreciates the Government’s need to cut the budget deficit and to explore a range of avenues by which to do so.

We have been concerned however, since the emergency budget, that certain measures impact more negatively on families of young children than other groups.

As a member of the Campaign to End Child Poverty, NCT looks forward to working with Government to ensure that proposed changes to child benefit – to be introduced in 2013 – are as fair as possible on families of young children.

The current proposal could be deemed inequitable in its treatment of single income households, be they headed by a single adult or a couple.

NCT is committed to working with Government to achieve the fairest outcome for families.”

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