Cap the child benefit to two children per family
✒ I WISH to congratulate Councillor Max Wilkinson on his interest in climate change.
The largest contributor to climate change is population growth, as stated by Sir David Attenborough.
He said: “Be sensible and have no more than two children”
He is also patron of the charity Population Matters. Go on their website and see the facts.
In 1950 the population of the UK was 50 million, it is now 66million and may be 73 million by 2041 - the UK having the largest population in Europe.
Large families are the cause of this increase.
The Government should in the next tax year should introduce a limit on child benefit on new births to a maximum of two per lady.
The cost of educating a child is about £6,000 per year which is £72,000 in total.
Two children = £144,000; four children = £288,000 etc.
The state will pay - but the state has no money. It is the Council Tax payer who funds the cost.
Children coming out of the county for their education in Gloucestershire should have costs paid for by their home council.
What about large families making a contribution to the cost?
I believe the residents of Gloucestershire have had enough of the countryside ruined by developments on farm land and green belt land.
New houses etc should be built on brownfield sites and empty properties brought in to use. M Stevens Gotherington