Parents earning over £50,000 lose out on child benefits

David Cameron said changes to child benefits are 'fundamentally fair.' Credit: PA

Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday defended cuts to child benefit payments, which sees families with one earner on more than £50,000 lose some or all of the payment while households with two parents with salaries just under the trigger keep theirs, insisting the move was "fundamentally fair".

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Child benefit cuts take effect

The coalition Government came under a sustained attack today for a raft of welfare reforms that critics claim are punishing the poor and hitting women hardest.