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Department to save millions through Child Benefit means test

Sat, 09 Nov 2013


Introducing means testing for child benefit will help government save £2.5 million a year.


The Department of Social Care will ask Tynwald to approve its plans saying the proposals are long overdue.

The department currently spends £16.5 million on child benefit each year – giving money to around 9,500 families.

The changes would see the benefit stopped completely for the 10 per cent of families who earn more than £90,000.

Minister Chris Robertshaw says it will be a fairer system:

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