CITY VIEWS: ARE THE CUTS TO CHILD BENEFIT FAIR?

 
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SHAREENA RASHID | AVIVA INVESTORS

“I don’t disagree with the changes, but I think the flaw in the plan is the limit on individuals rather than households. It’s sending out half a message to families who want to return to work, and works against single parents too.”

KAMRAN MIRZA | INTERPRO EUROPE

“I disagree with the cuts. We’re about to have our first child, and I think losing this benefit would make it harder for many people. Bills and tax are already going up, and it’ll come as a real shock to people with more than one child.

EMMA THOMPSON | BPP LAW SCHOOL

“I think the changes are fair; it’s another way of redistributing income as well as reducing the deficit in quite an effective way. But it should be judged on household income, as it seems a much simpler way.”