Plan for water credits to slash bills for lower income families

‘Water poverty’ can be averted for less than €50 million, ministers told

21st September, 2014

With charging for water due to begin in less than a fortnight, ministers have been presented with a last-minute plan to slash water charges for the lowest income groups and eliminate “water poverty”.

A draft plan, seen by The Sunday Business Post, has been circulated among Labour ministers and discussed with some of their Fine Gael colleagues, including Finance Minister Michael Noonan.

It lays out options for a water credit system based on...

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