Childcare Supplement with Budget

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Duncelt Posts: 460
Has anyone else heard rumours that the childcare supplement (€1000 a year per child) is to go in the budget??
babybuzz Posts: 474
yeh i have heard that too. i wont be surprised if i does go :o(
justwaitin Posts: 2462
yeah i say its gone too,
Milis in disguise Posts: 727
maybe they'll just reduce it again? Maybe to 4 and a half or 5?
zoesmama Posts: 2774
I really believe it will be abolished :o( hopefully i am wrong but somehow i don't think so.
Emomc Posts: 2069
Unfortuantely I think it might be on its way out too-if not it will certainly be reduced with a view to abolishing it in the Dec budget. I def think its extremely likely they will do something here or poss means test child benefit, its one or the other and its my feeling that one option has to be on the way now or in a later budget :o(
zoesmama Posts: 2774
i don't think they will means test the Child Benefit next week - they may flag it for 2010 but my predicition is abolition of the ECS and then announcing that Child Benefit will be taxed (instead of means tested) in 2010. taxing is simpler.