Just heard this on radio.
Not sure how accurate it is but I'd be very happy if it's true.
OK, so my husband may earn in the higher tax bracket, but I wouldn't say we were 'rich', every penny counts and all that.
What I have always thought unfair is 10 years ago I had a child and was told the government would give me £80+ a month until she left education. How can they now change the rules when she's only 9?
I have always thought, a better idea is simple not give it to the higher tax bracket IN THE FUTURE. ie let people know from 2013 if you get pregnant whilst earning X amount you will not be entitled to child benefit. Thus, people won't have got used to this money before the government takes it away.
Further more, how can 2 people not in the higher tax range but earning a joint income of 80 grand still be entitled to it?
Any views? I am easily lead so could well change my mind!!