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    Child benefit cuts for better off are fair - Cameron



    David Cameron has defended plans to cut higher rate taxpayers' child benefit, saying it is fair to ask them to contribute to cutting the deficit.

    He said he knew cutting the benefit for people on more than £44,000 would not make him popular - but it was the "right thing to do".

    Labour's Yvette Cooper described it as an "unfair attack on child benefit".

    The BBC understands the government plans to introduce a tax break for married couples in this parliament.


    The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson said government sources had told him that there would be a tax break for married couples introduced in this parliament - which is due to run until May 2015.
    He said that although the original Conservative policy was to limit the tax breaks to basic rate tax payers, the coalition agreement did not repeat that and the chancellor might seek to partially compensate the stay-at-home mothers who feel aggrieved by the child benefit cut.
    Read the full story at the BBC:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-11473609

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