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Mickey Brady – “Removal of baby element from Tax Credit a paper exercise”

21 October, 2010 - by Mickey Brady

Sinn Féin Benefits spokesperson Mickey Brady has criticised the move to abolish the baby element of Child Tax Credit from 6 April 2010.

Speaking from Stormont today Mr Brady said;

“This move is a retrograde one and in particular during this time of economic hardship will cause greater distress to parents of young children.

The initial report indicated that this was a like for like change but after questioning at the committee it became clear that this would actually mean a £10.50 loss for people with children under the age of one.

The committee has written to the Department of Social Development seeking urgent clarification on this matter.” CRÍOCH

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