Protect your pension by still registering for Child Benefit – even if not eligible for payments

https://www.gov.uk/child-benefit-tax-charge Make sure you register for Child Benefit even if no longer entitled to monthly payments – because it protects your NI contributions for State Pension for those with children under 12.  This is important.    Take time to look at the legislation carefully so you don’t miss out on pension provision when you are […]

CONTINUE READING

Tax free childcare – 10 things parents should know

   

CONTINUE READING

Tax free childcare – 10 things parents should know

Tax free childcare – 10 things parents should know We know that many low income families will welcome help with childcare costs.   But many would welcome equal help to stay at home to take care of their children.   Their families pay tax too –  in fact they’re likely to be carrying by far […]

CONTINUE READING

How will parental leave work? Q and A

How will parental leave work? Q and A Click on Guardian article Fathers to get newborn maternity rights Click above for more links about Parental Leave policy proposals Parental leave around the world   Guardian article  MAHM Statement:    It is not enough to set aside just the first two weeks for the mother followed by […]

CONTINUE READING

Universal Credit for the Self-Employed: unworkable, unfair and short-sighted

Universal Credit for the Self-Employed: unworkable, unfair and short-sighted CLICK ON LINK ABOVE Facts: One in five of the self-employed (many mothers are self-employed around the school day) currently rely on tax credits to top up their self employed earnings.    The article linked above explains that UCSE will strip the buffer down to a […]

CONTINUE READING

Independent taxation 25 years on – does it meet today’s needs?

Independent taxation 25 years on – does it meet today’s needs? Report on family taxation by CARE October 2013

CONTINUE READING

The new tax break for some married couples

The new tax break for some married couples Observations from the Institute of Fiscal Studies Also,  read their reports on couple penalties.   Are people better off living together as a family or living apart? And another thing –  Is ‘tax break’  the right terminology?     It implies that couples will get something extra […]

CONTINUE READING

Osborne told to bring in flat tax to help middle income families

Osborne told to bring in flat tax to help middle income families Sept 2013   Britain worst place for burden on single income families Christopher Hope, writing in The Telegraph,   March 2011

CONTINUE READING

The Economics of family life

Available for download: CARE How the Budget really affects families.pdf Economics Why Women Must_Work.pdf  Please note that these figures are now (June 2014) being updated due to benefit cuts and austerity measures hitting families harder than ever before.   Mothers and fathers are under pressure to work ever longer hours to keep their heads above […]

CONTINUE READING

How the Budget really affects families

CARE_How_the_Budget_really_affects_families_21_03_131.pdf

CONTINUE READING
Change this in Theme Options
Change this in Theme Options