Shadow Treasury Minister Chris Leslie
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Labour's Chris Leslie: Child benefit changes a 'shambles'

Labour has described the government's changes to child benefit, which come into effect on Monday, as "an administrative shambles''.

If either partner in a family earns between £50,000 and £60,000 they will still receive benefit, although a high income charge will apply on their tax.

Anyone earning more than £60,000 will stop receiving the money altogether.

Shadow Treasury Minister Chris Leslie said the chancellors's decision was ''upside-down'' and unfair.

  • 05 Jan 2013
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