Barnardos: Budget cash must go into reducing inequality

Barnardos: Budget cash must go into reducing inequality
Fergus Finlay of Barnardos

Barnardos is again warning the Government against cutting the top tax rates in next week's Budget.

The group said a tax cut would send a clear message that recovery is only for business interests and those already out of the woods.

Barnardos is urging the Government to put any spare cash into measures that would help reduce inequalities and says cutting the top tax rate would only increase inequality.

It is appealing for extra funding to eliminate child poverty, tackle the housing crisis and to be set aside for Tusla, the child and family agency.

June Tinsley, acting head of advocacy at Barnardos, said earlier this week: "At the top of our wish list is for Tusla, the Child and Family Agency to be sufficiently financed to undertake all its functions; adult social welfare rates increased to keep pace with rising cost of living and the delivery of a comprehensive housing plan to tackle the very real housing crisis affecting thousands of families."

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