Benefits

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2013
Reference: 
2013/0212
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Is extreme income inequality a problem in London? Given your statement about child benefit changes for those on higher incomes do you think the income windfall from recent tax changes, which greatly exceeds the child benefit loss for the very wealthy, somewhat dents the claims of altruism made by some?

Answer

Answer for Benefits

Answer for Benefits

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Child benefit should go to those who need it most.