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Reverse the decision in Budget 2014 to abolish the 'One Parent Family Credit'.

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The 'One Parent Family Credit' has been replaced with a new scheme that lets only the 'primary' carer claim the new 'Single Person Child Carer Tax Credit'.  It discriminates against predominately single fathers, who as long as they were not cohabiting with another person could claim a tax credit to take account of the cost of running a second home as well as the maintenance they pay for the upkeep of their children, which the recipient receives tax free. 

The effect of this change will be that single fathers take home pay will be reduced by €47.88c per week from the 1st of January 2014.(loss of the credit €1650 and a €4000 reduction in the standard rate threshold). 

The 'One Parent Family Credit' should be in recognition of a mixture of financial and parental support for the child and should not be based on either one nights access or who gets the childrens allowance payment.

The abolition of this allowance makes no sense as most maintenance agreements are based on taking this allowance into calculation and the only people who will benefit from the changes to this allowance will be solicitors as parents go back to court again to have the figures adjusted and the biggest losers in that scenario will be the children caught in the middle.

Please support this petition which is appealing to the Government to rethink its approach to this allowance and not to just abolish it.

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