Archive: Two Child Limit
'Two-child limit' on benefit payments hit more than 70,000 families in its first year
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The Government’s announcement today that the Junior ISA annual subscription limit will be £3,600, instead of £3,000, is good news for children, says the BSA. The launch of the Junior ISA in November 2011 will go some way to replacing the Child Trust Fund.
The Transport Minister Phillip Hammond has announced that the Government will look to launch a consultation with the proposal to increase the motorway speed limit to 80mph by 2013.
Families with children and a parent with over £50,000 a year income are being warned that the deadline is approaching for a decision on whether to opt out of receiving child benefit or to continue to receive it and effectively repay some or all of it at a later date via the new ‘high income child benefit charge’ (HICBC).
Chris Keates: 'The findings of this Report confirm a bleak and depressing picture where child poverty is set to increase, further entrenching the socio-economic divide across the UK'.