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The government should abolish Child Benefit and increase the Child Tax Credit for poorer families, saving billions

Cawston, Thomas (2012) The government should abolish Child Benefit and increase the Child Tax Credit for poorer families, saving billions. British Politics and Policy at LSE (25 Jan 2012) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The government’s proposals to means-test for Child Benefit has been met with fierce criticism across the political spectrum. Thomas Cawston of Reform argues that by doing the right thing in the wrong way the government is damaging the credibility of means-testing, and suggests that abolishing Child Benefit entirely and increasing existing child tax credits would achieve fairer results and greater savings.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2012 the author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 28 May 2012 09:38
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/44065/

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