Welfare Reform

One Million British Families to See Reduction in Child Benefit

Government has decided that a family with one parent earning over £50,000 a year doesn't need the extra cash

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One million households will receive letters from the UK tax authority this week about losing child benefit.

Households where at least one person earns more than £50,000 will have the benefit effectively reduced or stopped.

Officials say it means as many as 500,000 parents may have to complete self-assessment tax forms. A flood of calls for advice is expected.