It seems strange that the Church of England seems intent on embracing perverse disincentives just as everyone else has woken up to their destructive effects.
These perverse disincentives are what wrecked the welfare system, ruining social housing by encouraging pathological behaviour. They have promoted long-term unemployment by making low-paid work less rewarding than idleness. They have countered and reversed the financial pressures that traditionally encouraged marriage and male parental investment.
Even the Labour Party realises what has gone wrong ”“ but not the Anglicans.