British taxpayers are funding child benefit payments for 37,900 children who live in Poland, Treasury figures show.
Well, yes. And a lot of people are unhappy about this but I\’m not sure why.
If the parent is here and working and paying taxes then they should get the same tax breaks as a British citizen working here and paying taxes. Sure, child benefit is a cash grant, but in reality it\’s just another way of reducing the tax burden for those with children. Cutting the amount that the Government exacts so that the babbies can actually be fed.
After all, we don\’t complain that such immigrants get to claim a personal tax allowance, do we? Pretty much the same thing.