Why make the decent hard working middle class income families suffer for the failures introduced by the previous government, the scroungers, the uncontrolled immigration and the almost collapse of the banks? Surely there are better solutions for tackling the budget deficit than this.
Do not take away the child benefits of those on middle incomes. Middle income families need the child benefit to help pay towards child care costs and necessities. Middle income families are not scroungers. They are hard working people with jobs, who pay mortgages, etc. They don't receive any benefits apart from the child benefit, which is a god send to them. If you want to cap or means test child benefit, do it for those whose household incomes are over £55,000 a year. The child tax credit should have been capped at £50,000 not £40,000.