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


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.