Daily Mail leads child benefit coverage with IEA comment
In what has been called the most incompetent change to the benefits system since 1945, homes where one earner is on £60,000 or more will be ineligible for the benefit from today.
Professor Philip Booth, of the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: ‘The Government is indulging in family bashing by its decision to withdraw child benefit from those families with somebody earning more than £50,000.
This is direct discrimination against couple families – especially single-earner couple families. It is probably the single most incompetent change to the benefits system since the Second World War.’
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