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Fabulous child benefit increase

(11 Posts)
Sponge Sat 05-Feb-05 14:34:11

The Inland Revenue have written to tell me that my child benefit is to increase - by 85p per week for 2 children .
That means I will be about £3.50 a month better off. Just think of all the things I can do.

NameChangingMancMidlander Sat 05-Feb-05 14:37:27

i remember getting a similar letter last year advising me of a 20p pw increase ! woo hoo

MistressMary Sat 05-Feb-05 14:38:17

Yes buy the bigger pack of nappies!

beansprout Sat 05-Feb-05 14:51:38

I'm going to spend it on sweets!!

iota Sat 05-Feb-05 14:53:39

how mean - that won't even buy a packet of fags

iota Sat 05-Feb-05 14:54:05

(for the kids of course)

Joolstoo Sat 05-Feb-05 14:54:41

think yourselves lucky - mine have grown up and I get nowt!

BadHair Sat 05-Feb-05 14:56:58

I've had the same letter. I'm booking my holiday to a gin-soaked paradise as I type!!

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Sat 05-Feb-05 15:00:00

Now sponge, I've given your incredible increase some thought and I really think that it should be put in an index-linked, shareholding, privateering, isa, maxi-performing dividend paying account. I mean with that amount of capital to invest just think.... the world could you yours in a matter of days. lol

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Sat 05-Feb-05 15:00:31

could be

Sponge Sun 06-Feb-05 15:08:58

I know. I'm fantastically excited. Have called an emergency meeting with my financial advisor.
Should we put it towards long term financial security or short term hedonism?

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