Brady in­tro­duces Bill on min­i­mum in­come

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

LEG­IS­LA­TION to es­tab­lish a So­cial Wel­fare Com­mis­sion to ex­am­ine the min­i­mum in­come re­quired by dif­fer­ent house­hold types in re­ceipt of so­cial wel­fare to de­velop a min­i­mum es­sen­tial stan­dard of liv­ing for these ci­ti­zens was in­tro­duced in the Dáil by Sinn Féin Deputy John Brady.

‘The Com­mis­sion would make as­so­ci­ated an­nual rec­om­men­da­tions to the Oireach­tas for ad­just­ments to so­cial wel­fare rates ahead of Bud­get time,’ he said. ‘The Com­mis­sion would build on the ev­i­dence-based con­sen­sus bud­get­ing model de­vel­oped by the Vin­cen­tian Part­ner­ship for So­cial Jus­tice and its mem­ber­ship would in­clude rep­re­sen­ta­tion from those im­pacted by bud­getary de­ci­sions.’

The Govern­ment did not op­pose the Bill at First Stage.

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