Group calls for child benefit to go to those most in need

A group representing lone parents is warning that those most in need must not experience any cuts to child benefit.

Group calls for child benefit to go to those most in need

A group representing lone parents is warning that those most in need must not experience any cuts to child benefit.

The message from the organisation One Family comes after the Labour Party issued a statement backing a plan to cut child benefit for wealthy families.

The Government is set to consider a report from an advisory group recommending a cut of €40 to €100 per month per child.

However, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the matter has not yet been considered.

Stewart Duffin, from the group One Family, said cuts can be made in line with good social policy.

Mr Duffin said: "We welcome the discussions around child benefit.

"I mean if there have got to be cuts around child benefit let's open the discussion now and see that we get the best system so that money goes and is tailored for those most in need."

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