Saturday 29 April 2017

Time to means test child benefit

AS the final touches are being put to Budget 2011, Finance Minister Brian Lenihan could do worse than look across the Irish Sea for cost-cutting ideas.

The Tory-Lib Dem government’s proposal to means test child benefit is a welcome development and one that should be considered here. Many families are able to put aside what they receive in child benefit into a savings fund for their loved one or ones.

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