Budget Cuts to Jobseekers Benefits

Jobseekers and Budget 2012 : Although the basic standard rate of Jobseekers Benefit was untouched in the Budget - the government are still going to be reducing total payments by  about  €87 Million a year as a result ...
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Problems Paying the Mortgage – Some Advice

If you are having problems paying your mortgage - don't panic. Lenders must wait  twelve months from the time the first mortgage arrears arise before they  can apply  to begin repossession proceedings - butdon't leave it that long ...
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Will There Be State Pension Cuts in Budget 2011 ?

The state pension was left untouched in the 2010 Budget - and  there have been calls from a few politicians to leave it alone in 2011. All welfare benefits were cut in 2010 by about 5% - and ...
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Four Year National Recovery Plan Details

The anticipated  4 year National Recovery Plan  from the Irish government was released today. Some of the key points include .... (This post wil be updated as details arise) The minimum wage is being cut by 1 euro ...
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Disposable Income Figures in Ireland

Below is  is a post which  we have from November 2009 -  which makes interesting reading in the light of the today's minimum wage reduction and the forthcoming Budget 2011  which is expected to cut many welfare benefits ...
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Irish Unemployment Rates – Are We Being Fooled?

We all know that the rate of unemployment is pretty bad here in Ireland - but are the real figures worse than the government tell us? The latest headline unemployment rate figure for August 2010 is 13.8% - ...
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