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Tories Pledge Major Child Benefit Tax Cut Amidst Election Battle, Opposition Cries Foul Over ‘Scattergun’ Policies



Conservatives pledge tax reduction to enhance family economic stability

The group will increase the limit for the higher income child benefit tax to £120,000 and will calculate the benefit based on total family income instead of individual earnings. However, opposing parties critique the administration's inconsistent policy strategy.

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Friday, June 7, 2024, 6:

On Friday, the Conservative Party plans to announce a pledge to increase the income level at which families begin to pay taxes on their child benefit, effectively offering a tax reduction for parents.

Under the existing rules, if a parent or their partner's income exceeds £60,000, they start to incur the high income child benefit tax charge, and they completely forfeit the benefit once their earnings reach £80,000.

If the Conservative Party is victorious in the July 4 election, they have pledged to raise the no-tax threshold to £120,000 and the threshold for benefit withdrawal to £160,000. Additionally, they plan to calculate it based on household income instead of individual income.

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Chancellor Jeremy Hunt stated that the strategy would result in an average reduction in taxes amounting to £1,500 for approximately 700,000 families, which would enhance their financial stability and provide them with additional funds to allocate towards their most important expenses.

However, the Labour Party criticized it as "yet another disorganized and indiscriminate statement from Rishi Sunak, contributing to his tally of hasty and unsupported initiatives that he is aware are unachievable."

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The government's recent action comes after its April decision to increase the income limit for the high income child benefit tax charge from £50,000 to £60,000.

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The group announced that its new policy, valued at £120,000, would entail an expenditure of £1.3 billion by the year 2029. This would be financed by tightening measures on tax evasion, a strategy they have vowed to implement throughout their campaign, which they predict will generate £6 billion.

The Conservatives stated that the modification would "eliminate the inequity where households with one working parent begin to incur the tax penalty, while dual-income families with significantly higher combined earnings can retain the full child benefit."

However, the implementation would be delayed until fall 2025 because substantial changes to the HMRC processes would first need to be carried out.

Mr. Hunt stated, "Supporting the upbringing of future generations is the most crucial task we undertake, so it is appropriate that, in line with our definitive strategy to lower taxes, we are easing the financial pressures on working families."

A spokesperson for the Labour Party commented, "It seems Rishi Sunak is attempting to erase the past 14 years from memory, as nearly all of his proposals are overturning the policies previously implemented by his party."

"This election presents a decision between continuing the Conservative disorder for another five years or opting for stability with a reformed Labour Party."

David Linden of the SNP criticized the proposal, stating: "The Tories' era has ended – and no desperate, eleventh-hour policy declarations can prevent the electoral defeat they are about to face.

The Scots are well aware that the Conservative Party's campaign pledges hold no substance, understanding from experience that the primary outcomes from Westminster have been reductions in public spending, the implementation of Brexit, and an escalating cost-of-living crisis.

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Sarah Olney, the Treasury spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats, criticized her opponents' policies, stating they have "no value after consistently increasing taxes on diligent families."

She continued, "Conservative leaders have had ample time to assist families with rising living costs, yet they've taken no action other than increasing taxes. This really makes you wonder, what have they been busy with all these years?"

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Her political group will also target parents in their campaign declaration, pledging to increase statutory maternity pay to £350 a month and introduce a "dad month" of paid leave for new fathers.

They will also provide immediate access to paid parental leave from the first day of employment and expand this benefit to include self-employed parents.

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Liberal Democrat head Sir Ed Davey stated that the plans would "provide new parents with the options and adaptability they require, supported by a comprehensive package of assistance."

In the meantime, the Labour Party will discuss their plans for housing, which involve establishing a permanent mortgage guarantee program and committing to the construction of 1.5 million new homes in the upcoming legislative period.

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