CHILD POVERTY: Time that child benefit was paid in vouchers

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I am tired of hearing that we have so many children living in so-called “child poverty”.

Every parent gets child benefit and tax credits and Lord knows what other benefits,

but if they didn’t spend this money on cigarettes, alcohol, the latest mobile phones and eating in cafes, then they would have plenty of money to feed their children.

It’s about time child benefit was paid out in vouchers for food, not cash. But then they would probably just swap with a friend.

D Johnson