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Press watch: Child benefit cuts 'may be illegal'

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‘The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales said people affected by the controversial proposals could challenge the decision to take away their benefit. Under the new system, some European Union citizens working in Britain will not have their payments reduced, leading the institute to conclude that the new rules are “discriminatory” …

‘David Heaton, the chairman of the tax faculty at the institute, said the decision to recoup child benefit through the tax system would expose the coalition to legal challenge. Some EU citizens working in Britain remain part of the social security system in their home country, meaning they can go on receiving family benefits from that nation.’

Daily Telegraph, 30 October 2012