Social protection: the cuts

Cuts announced will save €475 million from the social protection budget in 2012.

5th December, 2011

Cuts announced will save €475 million from the social protection budget in 2012.

The Government has announced that it will not reduce any weekly rate of social welfare payments and that it will protect the universal child payment at a standard rate.

- Rates of payments of child benefit for all children will be standardised over two years to save €43 million in 2012

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