Child benefit cuts could mean £50,000 loss say accountants

November 1, 2012 0 comments

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Imminent cuts to child benefit could cost higher earning families as much as £50,000, according to an analysis by accountants PwC. The firm’s calculations are based on a family with three children aged five, three and one, where at least one partner earns £60,000 or more. The analysis runs from when the cuts are implemented…

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Wishes of children in care collected for adoption campaign

November 1, 2012 1 comment

The hopes of children in care will be the focus of an adoption campaign launched across Warrington, Wigan and St Helens from Monday. Children currently in care across the three local authorities have been asked what kind of family they would like to adopt them and their wishes will feature in the campaign, which marks…

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News: Children’s Minister writes about care leavers

October 31, 2012 0 comments

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Children’s Minister Edward Timpson has written to directors of children’s services around the country highlighting a number of initiatives designed to improve the lives of young people leaving care. He wrote: “As many of you know, I grew up alongside foster children. I know how important and difficult the transition into adulthood can be or…

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News: Divorcees inform on ex-partners to the taxman

October 29, 2012 2 comments

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) now pays out £373,280 a year to confidential informants, 20 per cent more than in the last year, according to newly published figures. And financial experts report that many of the people ringing the department’s confidential Tax Evasion Hotline are ex-wives seeking revenge on their former partners. Adam Craggs is…

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Domestic abuse and the successor to the Child Support Agency

October 24, 2012 6 comments

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The Child Maintenance Service could expose vulnerable women to indirect abuse by their former partners: that’s the rather startling message of the single parent charity Gingerbread, as outlined in a recent Guardian article. We have already taken a look at the Child Maintenance Service. This successor to the famous/ infamous (delete according to preference!) Child…

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