20 Jan 2024

Could child benefit be extended to give support to middle income families?

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is considering whether to extend child benefit to hundreds of thousands more families in his spring budget – to give direct support to middle income families.

According to reports – he’s looking into raising the £50,000 income threshold above which the payment starts being tapered out.

We spoke to the associate director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies Tom Waters.