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BUDGET 2022 UPDATE

Here are some of the highlights of budget 202. You can also view my full Budget 2022 update here:

Budget2022
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  • + €5 in the main weekly welfare payments + €5 State pension

  • + €5 in weekly fuel allowance payment (takes effect from tonight)

  • Means-test for Carer's Allowance to be broadened - Thousands more carers + €10 Back to School Allowance

  • More lone parents will also be eligible to receive Back to School Allowance Double payment of welfare allowances at Christmas

  • Freeze of childcare fees

  • Free GP care to children under eight

  • Half price public transport for 19 to 23 year olds from the middle of next year

  • + 800 Gardaí and 400 civilian staff

  • 20% increase in the Garda Mountain Bike unit.

  • Minimum wage increase to €10.50

  • €50 increase in personal tax credit

  • €1,500 extra in higher tax rate threshold

  • Working from home credit where you can claim 30% of broadband and electricity off taxation -Threshold also increasing

  • Hot school meals to benefit 15,000 more students

  • Free contraception for women 17-25

  • €90m for aviation

  • €4bn health

  • €250m to reduce waiting lists in health

  • Teacher pupil ratio in primary schools reduced from 25 to 24

  • Domiciliary Allowance paid for children in hospital for 6 months, up from 3 months

  • + €5 weekly Maternity Benefit

  • + €5 weekly Parents Leave

  • €2 million fund to assist community safety projects

  • €13 million to tackle domestic, sexual and gender-based violence.

  • €25 million to support live events sector

  • Pilot scheme to provide a basic income for artists

  • Drugs Repayment Scheme - maximum amount someone will pay for approved prescribed drugs will be cut from €114 a month to €100.

  • €100 million for disability services

  • 1,200 additional Special Needs Assistants

  • €40 million to market Ireland overseas as a tourist destination

FULL DETAILS HERE: https://www.gov.ie/.../2c63a-your-guide-to-budget-2022/#

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