REPORTS THIS MORNING suggest the government plans to cut child benefit by €10 in next Wednesday’s Budget.
Children’s rights groups have criticised the move which would see the payment cut from €140 per child per month to €130, saying that it will adversely affect parents on low incomes. One Senator has said the cut will push people towards services that will cost the State more money.
The government has repeatedly made it clear that it is considering all options for cutting social welfare payments in Budget 2013.
So we’re asking: Should child benefit be cut by €10?