30,000 middle class parents face demand for hundreds of pounds of child benefit

30,000 middle class parents face demand for hundreds of pounds of child benefit


‘Tens of thousands of middle class parents are being sent letters ordering them to repay hundred of pounds of child benefit, even though many of them may be innocent.
The letters, which tell the recipient “You need to act now!”, have been sent to 30,000 families where one earner receives more than £50,000 a year who were stripped of their entitlement to the benefit last year.
One accountant said that many of the parents had been sent the letters in error because their partners had repaid the benefit already.’
Read more: 30,000 middle class parents face demand for hundreds of pounds of child benefit
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