Higher Income Child Benefit Charge
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Hi, does anyone know if there is an official way to complain about the Higher Income Child Benefit Charge for Child Benefit? It seems crazy how this is calculated on one persons income as opposed to household income. My husband earned just over 50k last year, I wasn't working, and hes been told he has to pay the higher income charge. Yet a household with two earners each under the 50k doesn't have to pay it. It seems so unfair. I feel there should be a petition or something going to get this changed! Can anyone help to get this setup?
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Tell him to consider increasing his pension contributions.
But to answer your question your MP is the best bet but don't expect anything to change, it must be a bit of a money spinner for the treasury.
I'm sure nothing will come of it, but wouldn't it be great if Martin and the team started a campaign to get this changed (corrected?) by the government? Particularly now when times are really tough, I'm sure there are thousands upon thousands (millions?) of families in Scenario 1 that could really use the Child Benefit to help offset some of the financial impacts everyone is suffering. A simple change from being based on individual income to household income wouldn't impact anyone in scenarios 2-5, but would be a tremendous help to those in scenario 1. Why would it not be done (other than it'll obviously cost the government a few quid)?
Martin? MSE Team? Any thoughts?
Be careful what you wish for.
Yeah not flat though, depends on number of children. ~62% assuming 2 kids with the recent NI rise, 70% with 3, 85%+ with 5+....
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