‘Bord Snip’ may target carers and lone parents

Allowances for carers and lone parents are expected to be targeted for cuts by the government’s new ‘Bord Snip’, when it reviews about 50 welfare schemes funded by the Department of Social and Family Affairs

10th January, 2009

Allowances for carers and lone parents are expected to be targeted for cuts by the government’s new ‘Bord Snip’, when it reviews about 50 welfare schemes funded by the Department of Social and Family Affairs.

It is believed that the group set up by Taoiseach Brian Cowen to drive cuts in departmental spending will focus on allowances announced two years ago at a time of exchequer surplus.

However, with unemployment rising, the...

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