Sinn Féin - On Your Side

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

Connect with Sinn Féin