Child benefit

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Who paid the price of George Osborne’s two-child benefit cap? Britain’s poorest children | Mary Reader and Jonathan Portes
No other country in the world caps benefits after the second child. It’s time we stopped this cruel policy, say academic researchers Mary Reader and Jonathan Portes

Mary Reader and Jonathan Portes

06, Apr, 2022 @2:51 PM

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Parents of adults taxed by HMRC as if still getting child benefit
Those people still to file their 2020-21 self-assessment return should check if they are due a refund

Rupert Jones

29, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Scrap two-child limit on benefits, urge government’s social mobility advisers
Social Mobility Commission also calls for end to two-child benefit limit to help generation recover from devastating pandemic

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

20, Jul, 2021 @1:05 PM

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Child benefit: HMRC faces calls to refund thousands of taxpayers
A tribunal ruling may let parents and carers reclaim backdated charges from the tax office

Miles Brignall

10, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Child benefit: high-earning parents can use pensions to cut charges
Some basic-rate taxpayers could face clawbacks, but there are ways for them to reduce their liability

Rupert Jones

01, May, 2021 @9:30 AM

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‘I got back £4,300 just by checking my tax code was right’
HMRC repaid a woman thousands after she discovered she was taxed as if she received child benefit

Rupert Jones

30, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Child benefit: government urged to raise high income charge threshold
Decision would avoid a hit to basic-rate taxpayers from April, say campaigners

Hilary Osborne

23, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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How UK taxpayers can avoid falling into the child benefit trap
Every year high-income charges catch out thousands of families. Here’s how to not fall foul of HMRC

Miles Brignall

16, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Starmer and the family: these bones need flesh | Editorial
Editorial: A progressive politics with a strong commitment to family relationships is certainly possible, but needs more details

Editorial

11, Jan, 2021 @7:30 PM

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Scrap pensions triple lock to help save UK finances, says influential thinktank
Centre for Policy Studies plan includes new limits on child benefit and foreign aid cuts

Larry Elliott Economics editor

21, Oct, 2020 @5:01 AM

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The Guardian view on the pandemic's impact on women: sound the alarm | Editorial
Editorial: To prevent inequality from increasing, we need a recovery plan with care at its centre

Editorial

05, Jul, 2020 @5:30 PM

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Cash in the time of coronavirus: how to get in financial shape for the new normal
Guardian Money helps you put your finances in order while adapting to a new way of living

Miles Brignall, Patrick Collinson, Rupert Jones, Hilary Osborne and Rebecca Smithers

30, May, 2020 @10:00 AM

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