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Topic: child benefits

Church agency warns of benefit cap threat to vulnerable families

Caritas Social Action Network claims new measures will lead to an increase in child poverty

Michael Philpott did evil things because of the benefits system, says AN Wilson. That’s surely a perfect example of the folly of moral relativism.

Without the welfare state, he says, Philpott would have been ‘decently employed’. Maybe it’s more likely he would still have been a criminal?

Removing child benefit makes sense – but not if it punishes couples for marrying

This unintended consequence has to be dealt with as a matter of urgency

David, I thought you were a sensible chap. What happened with child benefits?

Any student of psychology could have told you how it would play out