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What Labour should put in its manifesto

A big promise for families

By Andrew Harrop  

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn ©Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images

Labour needs a big, credible promise in its manifesto that will get the party noticed. Families need a big lift in their living standards after a decade of stagnant incomes. Put the two together and the logic takes you to a really significant election offer for parents. And that offer should be Child Benefit: Labour should pledge to increase it, a lot.

Here’s the plan. The party should promise to raise child benefit by £15 per child per week over the…

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