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Houghton hits out at child benefit changes

Stopping child benefit distribution at post office counters will 'smash communities', according to North Douglas MHK John Houghton.

He's set to ask Social Care Minister Chris Robertshaw about the matter in the House of Keys next week.

Mr Houghton is also critical of the move to have the benefit paid straight into people's bank accounts, with seemingly no other payment option.

He says it could deny them the chance to get their hands on the cash when they want it:

 

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