SIPTU condemns call for child benefit cut

SIPTU condemns call for child benefit cut

SIPTU has condemned the ESRI's suggestion that child benefit payments be cut by 20% as part of efforts to restore balance to the public finances.

The union's president, Jack O'Connor, says the cut would impact most severely on middle and lower income families, while the wealthy would remain insulated.

Speaking this morning, he said the issue should be dealt with through a tax on children's allowance payments which go to the wealthier sections of society.

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