Re: Child benefit... @AC
It's CHILD benefit, not pay-your--mortgage-for-you benefit
Yep. and it would (and does) go towards raising my two children. As it is, I have to take money that I'd spend paying the mortgage and use it to pay back HMRC for money they've handed to my wife.
And, no. HMRC have never felt manganimous enough to offer to pay any of my mortgage.