€20m in savings sought from education scheme
The government is targeting up to €20 million savings in the Back to Education allowance scheme through major reforms and a clampdown on eligibility.
The government is targeting up to €20 million savings in the Back to Education allowance scheme through major reforms and a clampdown on eligibility, *The Sunday Business Post* has learned.
A new report on incentives to work recommends a sharp cut in the numbers attending junior and leaving cert courses, and that claimants should be re-directed to training based on employment needs.
The Back to Education allowance cost the exchequer €183 million this year, up...
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