Two-tier child benefit system is backed by Burton

A proposed shake-up of child benefit outlined in an expert report to social protection minister Joan Burton favours a new two-tier payment to support low income families.

17th February, 2013

A proposed shake-up of child benefit outlined in an expert report to social protection minister Joan Burton favours a new two-tier payment to support low income families, rather than taxing the benefit.

The report is expected to be brought to cabinet on Tuesday by Burton and will be published shortly afterwards.

The advisory group chaired by senior public servant Ita Mangan considered six options for child benefit reforms. But it concluded that only two were...

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