Wednesday 18 October 2017

Charlie Weston: A chill wind blowing as the year begins

Charlie Weston

Charlie Weston

THEY say April is the cruellest month, but for consumers January is proving to be a stinker. We all knew it was going to be a rough year, but few expected it to be quite as bad as this.

Already there have been a stream of job losses. This came hot on the heels of the effective nationalisation of AIB just before Christmas.

Families with children got less child benefit this month. A family with three children was down €40 on child benefit when this was paid on Tuesday. And all this comes before people even get their pay packets.

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