Clare People ‘At Pin Of Their Collar’ Over Cost Of Living Says SVP Ahead Of First Glimpse Of Budget

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Clare’s SVP President says people both in and out of work in this county are ‘at the pin of their collar’ when it comes to dealing with the cost of living.

The Government will give the first official glimpse at the upcoming cost of living budget today with the publication of the Summer Economic Statement.

It’s expected there will be a significant social welfare package, which could include an autumn double payment similar to the Christmas bonus.



Tax measures are also expected, with Fine Gael in particular looking for a new income tax band at 30%, while a repeat payment of the 200 euro electricity is also on the table.

Clare’s SVP branch President Denis Carty says the number of people coming to the charity for help in the county continues to mount.

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