‘Families In Firing Line’: Tories Will Make Deeper Child Benefit Cuts, Labour Says – 8 April 2015

RT logoUK Chancellor George Osborne has refused to rule out making further cuts to child benefit if the Conservatives win the general election in May.

Speaking at a Westminster briefing on Tuesday, Osborne was repeatedly asked to rule out making changes to child benefit, but refused to do so.

The Chancellor dismissed the idea child benefit would be merged into Universal Credit as part of wider benefit cuts.

Universal Credit has been touted by the Tories as a long overdue simplification of the welfare system, as it merges six existing benefits into one.

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