Stop linking benefits to children

Rather than reduce child poverty this just encourages the unskilled and least able to bring up children, to have many children to garner the benefits that follow.

All the last governments efforts to reduce child poverty has actually increased child poverty.

Why is this idea important?

Rather than reduce child poverty this just encourages the unskilled and least able to bring up children, to have many children to garner the benefits that follow.

All the last governments efforts to reduce child poverty has actually increased child poverty.

Family Values, Children and Government Expenditure

There are laws all over the place that easily rip apart families – husband & wife, and/or children and their parents. These laws have pointedly taken away proper childhood from most children in the UK. The consequences of improper childhood, single parenthood and broken homes are very obvious in the society. A disoriented child may become a liability to the general society in terms of crime potentials. Tax payers' money go into fighting these crimes and still provide support for such individuals in form of benefits. Single parenthood is becoming a thriving enterprise in the economy because the govenments (both local and central) fund it!

All legislations that encourage single parenthood and/or easy disolution of marriages sholud be abolished in the interest of proper childhood. Government should stop financing single parents in the name of benefits. Restore family values and make fathers and mothers responsible for the up-keep of their household! UK was built on positive human values that are now getting eroded by legislation. 

Why is this idea important?

There are laws all over the place that easily rip apart families – husband & wife, and/or children and their parents. These laws have pointedly taken away proper childhood from most children in the UK. The consequences of improper childhood, single parenthood and broken homes are very obvious in the society. A disoriented child may become a liability to the general society in terms of crime potentials. Tax payers' money go into fighting these crimes and still provide support for such individuals in form of benefits. Single parenthood is becoming a thriving enterprise in the economy because the govenments (both local and central) fund it!

All legislations that encourage single parenthood and/or easy disolution of marriages sholud be abolished in the interest of proper childhood. Government should stop financing single parents in the name of benefits. Restore family values and make fathers and mothers responsible for the up-keep of their household! UK was built on positive human values that are now getting eroded by legislation. 

Reducing the numbers eligible for child benefit

e have in this country a mind set amongst individuals that they can keep having child after child and the tax payer will pay for them.  This is totally wrong and if you want a large family then you should pay for it. 

I propose that we look at the average family and, if its say 2.4 children, put a cap on the number of children eligable by rounding up to the nearest whole number, in this case 3.  If you want more than the average then you pay for them.  Not us!

I accept that those who have already got large families must be allowed to continue with their current number of children under the old system until they are no longer drawing benefit.  But then we must draw the line in the sand and say "that's your lot.  No more"

Some will say that its every ones human right to have as many children as you want.  I do not disagree with this but its also the individuals responsibility to pay for their family.  Not ours!

I also must state that I believe we should get rid of all child benefit, but I think this proposal is more palatable to the squeamish.  I am a father and I work and pay for me and mine.  I shouldn't be paying, through my taxes, for other's. 

This should help towards population growth reduction and the restraining of the 'baby factories' who are such a drain on society.

 

Why is this idea important?

e have in this country a mind set amongst individuals that they can keep having child after child and the tax payer will pay for them.  This is totally wrong and if you want a large family then you should pay for it. 

I propose that we look at the average family and, if its say 2.4 children, put a cap on the number of children eligable by rounding up to the nearest whole number, in this case 3.  If you want more than the average then you pay for them.  Not us!

I accept that those who have already got large families must be allowed to continue with their current number of children under the old system until they are no longer drawing benefit.  But then we must draw the line in the sand and say "that's your lot.  No more"

Some will say that its every ones human right to have as many children as you want.  I do not disagree with this but its also the individuals responsibility to pay for their family.  Not ours!

I also must state that I believe we should get rid of all child benefit, but I think this proposal is more palatable to the squeamish.  I am a father and I work and pay for me and mine.  I shouldn't be paying, through my taxes, for other's. 

This should help towards population growth reduction and the restraining of the 'baby factories' who are such a drain on society.

 

Cut Teenage Pregnancy

It seems that teenage pregnancy is now occurring more now not due to ignorance but because of a total lack of concern for the consequences. The attitude is that the state will pay, so why worry: in fact it is known that many young girls deliberately have babies in order to obtain accommodation. The government should terminate all benefits (except child allowance) for any new born under 18 years of age. The responsibility should be placed upon the parents of pregnant teenagers to provide accomodation and care with any allowance being paid to the parents of either the mother or the father.

I believe that  a realisation that there are no benefits to come will slow teenage pregnancy.

Why is this idea important?

It seems that teenage pregnancy is now occurring more now not due to ignorance but because of a total lack of concern for the consequences. The attitude is that the state will pay, so why worry: in fact it is known that many young girls deliberately have babies in order to obtain accommodation. The government should terminate all benefits (except child allowance) for any new born under 18 years of age. The responsibility should be placed upon the parents of pregnant teenagers to provide accomodation and care with any allowance being paid to the parents of either the mother or the father.

I believe that  a realisation that there are no benefits to come will slow teenage pregnancy.

reforming child benefit

with the lazy spongers we unfortunately have now it is long overdue to rethink the child benefit.  2 children per family is enough to keep the population going and any more should be up to the couple to pay for.  if the parents become unemployed then that is the time for child benefit for the 3rd and any other children until work is found.

Any type of benefit should not automatically be given to those who have not paid any TAX or NI say for at least 6 to 12 months and especially for those who do not hold a UK passport.

the UK has been an easy target for too long.  We have to start saying no.

i have 4 children, work hard for a fairly comfortable life, have worked most of my adult life and paid my TAX and NI.  i would not have a problem with not receiving child benefit for my 3rd and 4th and if i was struggling, take extra care to make sure that i would not fall pregnant again.

Why is this idea important?

with the lazy spongers we unfortunately have now it is long overdue to rethink the child benefit.  2 children per family is enough to keep the population going and any more should be up to the couple to pay for.  if the parents become unemployed then that is the time for child benefit for the 3rd and any other children until work is found.

Any type of benefit should not automatically be given to those who have not paid any TAX or NI say for at least 6 to 12 months and especially for those who do not hold a UK passport.

the UK has been an easy target for too long.  We have to start saying no.

i have 4 children, work hard for a fairly comfortable life, have worked most of my adult life and paid my TAX and NI.  i would not have a problem with not receiving child benefit for my 3rd and 4th and if i was struggling, take extra care to make sure that i would not fall pregnant again.

Equal Rights for Fathers

In the event of separation/divorce, joint residency should be the norm rather than the exception. Under current rules, it is absurd that a father may have to still pay child maintenance to the mother even if the children have more overnight stays with him because historically the mother has been the one in receipt of child allowance (the Child Support Agency use this to determine who the resident parent is and therefore who pays (or not) child maintenance).

Why is this idea important?

In the event of separation/divorce, joint residency should be the norm rather than the exception. Under current rules, it is absurd that a father may have to still pay child maintenance to the mother even if the children have more overnight stays with him because historically the mother has been the one in receipt of child allowance (the Child Support Agency use this to determine who the resident parent is and therefore who pays (or not) child maintenance).