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B&Q claims welfare rates a disincentive to summer work

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
9th July, 2017

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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