Originally Posted by Greybeard
At what income level would you disallow it ? And do you think the administrative cost of means-testing Child Benefit would be less than the savings made by restricting it to a certain income level ?
Well, I've got to admit that it's not something I have given a great deal of thought to, until I read the thread.
There, in my opinion, should be a cut off point for receiving it, because surely the very wealthy don't need this money to feed and clothe their children.
I think I remember that when Prince William was born, there was a news item in the paper saying that the family allowance that Charles and Diana were entitled to would go to charity.
The wealthy people don't need it and people who are working very hard and still find themselves badly off do.