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Young families are the real winners of Budget 2016

Free GP care for under 12s, increases in child benefit, paternity leave and smaller classrooms are among the sweeteners

12th October, 2015

Families with young children are the real winners of Budget 2016, with a raft of new measures including free GP care, increases in child benefit and smaller classrooms announced today.

With an election looming large, it is no surprise there were so many sweeteners in this year’s package.

It was clear that ministers Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin were conscious this could be their last time to grasp the budget briefcase - and they...

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