Laura Suter: The complications of child benefit

'Nightmarish system'

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Laura Suter: "There’s a glimmer of hope for this over-complicated system."
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Laura Suter: "There’s a glimmer of hope for this over-complicated system."

There are lots of annoying quirks about the tax system, writes Laura Suter, but the problems with the child benefit charge are particularly tricky.

If you pair a sleep-deprived parent with a Government handout that's linked to your future pension payouts, and then whack on a block for high earners, you get the nightmarish current system. Th...

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