Introductory text to Family Finance.
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 […]
Universal Credit: A Summary of Key Changes and Implications for Housing
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 […]
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 […]
Freedom of information request re child benefit withdrawal
Child Benefit according to Ian Cowie – the clawback and chaos looms Click on link above for article in Telegraph (Jan 2013) Parents will pay higher marginal tax than millionaires Click above for Telegraph coverage of Child benefit (March 2013) Middle class parents face fines by Christopher Hope, writing for the Telegraph (Oct 2013)
Independent taxation 25 years on – does it meet today’s needs? Report on family taxation by CARE October 2013