Now, this is okay if you have two earners at £43k but not if you have one at £45k – this is where I think the coalition have got it wrong. They should be able to find a way of doing it on a per household basis as this sort of issue was bound to arise.
Surely a way can be found to pay Child Benefit by household income rather than a single income? Surely that would be a fair way?
I do think they are right to set some sort of limit to benefits though – and I find it rather amusing that so called “progressives” are saying it should be paid to everyone. If that’s the case let’s just tax everyone at 20% eh?
To me the whole system needs a shake up and I think the Winter Fuel Allowance should be looked at. Should we be paying it to people that can afford to spend 6 months in Spain? Or to millionaires?
In this day and age and with all the assets at the governments disposal, why can a universal benefits system be created? They’ve managed to condense 33 Acts in to a single Equality Act so why not look at doing the same with benefits?
Update: It appears Caron had the same thought! The same thought but better put 🙂