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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.

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Shadow Secretary: 'It is a total administrative nightmare'

Labour's Treasury Minister Chris Leslie spoke to ITV Daybreak about the new child benefit changes.

From today anyone earning more than £60,000 a year won't get the weekly allowance from the government.

And more than a million families are expected to be affected by the change.

He said the whole thing was 'completely upside down and very unfair'.

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