From 2013, families with a higher rate taxpayer will no longer be entitled to child benefit, which is a non-means tested benefit meant to help parents with the costs of raising children. Based on current tax thresholds some households earning in excess of £80,000 per year will continue to be entitled to receive child benefit, whilst children born into larger families with benefit income of £26,000 per year will not.

Month of publication 
February
Year of publication 
2012
Number of pages 
2
Author 
Ellen Broome, Sam Royston,
Category 
Parliamentary briefings
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Our report reveals that money given to local authorities to replace the Department for Work and Pension’s (DWP) Social Fund has almost been halved compared to equivalent spending since 2010. It also shows that almost two-thirds of local authorities are no longer providing interest-free emergency loans through their replacement schemes. We fear this could drive vulnerable families deeper into debt, as they are forced to turn to loan sharks and high cost money lenders.

Date published 
July 2013
Number of pages 
32