TDs get €6,500 rise in wages but government rules out €20 rise in social welfare payments – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

TDs get €6,500 rise in wages but government rules out €20 rise in social welfare payments




There’s an expectation that there will be an increase in the social welfare payment for recipients, but the Minister for Enterprise Heather Humphries has said that it will be nowhere near the €20 mark that so many people need.

Many organisations had called for a €20 increase, but Humphries said that it would cost some €1.5 billion and that it would take away from other areas.

It’s understood that the government are considering a double child benefit payment however.

All that about TDs are set to see an increase of €6,500 to their massive wages already.

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