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Cathy Jamieson MP, Labour's Shadow Treasury Minister, responding to reports about the chaotic way in which January's child benefit cuts are being implemented, said: 

"With just a few weeks until hundreds of thousands of parents lose every penny of their child benefit it's becoming ever clearer that David Cameron and George Osborne simply haven't thought this policy through. 

"It's unfair with some couples earning as much as £100,000 keeping all their child benefit but one earner families on just £50,000 seeing theirs cut. And the chaotic way it is being implemented looks set to be yet another example of this Government’s incompetence.”

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