Chris Leslie MP, Labour’s Shadow Treasury Minister, commenting on today's analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies on the Government's child benefit changes, said:
“This latest analysis from the Institute for Fiscal Studies highlights the massive complexity of this unfair policy. Following the news this week that thousands of parents affected may not even be aware of the changes, it’s becoming increasingly clear David Cameron and George Osborne failed to think through how this policy would work in practice.
“As well as being an administrative nightmare these changes are also unfair. How can it be right that single earner families on £50,000 will have their child benefit cut while some couples earning as much as £100,000 keep all of theirs and people earning over £150,000 get a tax cut in April?”