Report recommends child benefit reductions –
The proposal could save up to €200m a year
The report says this proposal could save up to €200m a year.
Currently, child benefit is paid at €140 per child for the first two children, the third child receives €148, while €160 is paid for the fourth and subsequent children.
In last year’s budget, the Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin said the rates would be standardised to €140 for all children over the next two years.
Posted on October 1, 2012, in Government, National Politics and tagged Brendan Howlin, Child benefit, Children Youth and Family, minister, Payment, Poverty, RTÉ News and Current Affairs, Week in Politics. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.