First, that Peter Lilley can decide on his own whim that the rules be immediately changed so that Family Credit is withdrawn on the date a child leaves school. How are mothers supposed to support their children until they find work or go into higher education? Second, that such a change can be slipped through without Parliament debating and voting on it. This, despite the Government's Social Security Advisory Committee advising against the change.
J W Barr
Petworth, West SussexReuse content