B&Q claims welfare rates a disincentive to summer work
The DIY chain B&Q urged Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to reduce job seekers’ benefit so that the company would find it easier to hire summer staff.
The lobbying took place during Varadkar’s St Patrick’s Day trip to Paris when he was still Minister for Social Protection. At an event, organised by the Irish Embassy, Varadkar was approached by Anne-Virginie Dissard, the senior government affairs adviser at B&Q’s parent company Kingfisher....
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The way we did business a few months ago may never return – so the opportunity is to make changes that will both aid recovery and set us up well for our new futures