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Budget 2012: At a glance...

Published 05/12/2011 | 15:12

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  • Jobseekers benefit now based on 5 days instead of 6 days
  • All Child Benefit rates standardised over the next 2 years
  • Changes to one parent payment to save €20.7 million
  • Changes to rent supplement to save €55 million
  • Fuel allowance available down from 32 to 26 weeks
  • Plans to review public service sick leave entitlements
  • 2pc cut in core funding for higher education
  • Increase of €250 for college registration fees - savings of €18.5 million
  • Drug Payment Scheme threshold increased by €12 from €120 to €132
  • Public service pay bill will fall by €400m
  • €20m for fund aimed at long term unemployed

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