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".


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.