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New Tory child benefit rules will reward marriage.


Just because he didn't say it, doesn't mean it's not true. There seems to be an argument sweeping round media circles about new child benefit rules announced by Chancellor George Osborne today. Apparently a single parent on £44,000 a year will not receive child benefit from 2013. However, if two parents earn £40,000 a year (combined £80,000) then that family is still entitled to claim.

Yes. This is true. In opposition, Cameron and Osborne always alluded to the fact they would reward marriage and strong families through the tax and welfare system. It doesn't surprise tBg that Cameron and Osborne have taken this opportunity, in time, to really reward marriage and keeping families together.