Jobseekers Benefit for the Self Employed.

Allowing entitlement to Jobseeker’s Benefit for the Self-Employed was announced in Budget 2019.It is due to start in November 2019 and will be payable to self-employed PRSI contributors who lose their businesses and are no longer engaged in self-employment. Duration – 9 months to people with 260 or more PRSI contributions 6 months to those […]
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Budget 2015 – Back to Work Family Dividend

As part of Budget 2015  – a new  scheme called the Back to Work Family Dividend was announced. This is supposed to provide an incentive for long-term unemployed jobseekers with children to return to work by letting them keep the element of any welfare payment which they received for their children. Currently, amyone  in receipt […]
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Unemployed Numbers Down – But Why ?

The latest CSO press release on the quarterly Household Survey – highlights the fact that the number of unemployed people has fallen for the first time since 2005. They say that there were 324,500 persons unemployed in the third quarter of 2012 which is a decrease of 3,600 or 1.1% in the year. This is […]
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Some Irish Workers Overpaid and Underworked ?

According to two reports this week – it looks like some workers in Ireland could be underworked and overpaid. The Central Bank of Ireland said in it’s recent quarterly bulletin that pay remains high in both the public and private sectors in Ireland and needs to fall further. The bank warned that  the economy had […]
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