Saturday May 30, 2020

‘Burton Cut’ puts 30,000 lone parents in firing line

Reductions in One-Parent Family Payment aim to encourage single parents to access work or education

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

21st June, 2015
Joan Burton faces criticism from all quarters for the ‘Thatcherite’ cut to the One-Parent Family Payment Photocall

It is being dubbed “the Burton cut”. And with the cut set to affect 30,000 lone parents early next month, the Labour leader will certainly be in the firing line.

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton faces criticism from politicians across the political spectrum – not to mention from the lone parents who will be affected by changes to the One-Parent Family Payment (OPFP).

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin described...

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