Govt urged to increase education grants for low-paid

The Combat Poverty Agency is calling on the Government to increase education grants for lower income groups in the upcoming budget.

The Combat Poverty Agency is calling on the Government to increase education grants for lower income groups in the upcoming budget.

The agency says that this, combined with changes to the PRSI structure, could lead to an 8% reduction in the number of people at risk of poverty.

It says low-paid workers should be entitled to the same level of financial support in education as those receiving social welfare benefits.

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