Budget 2012

INOU Pre Budget Submission

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Publication cover - Budget fact sheet 2012Cover image for Budget fact sheet 2012

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INOU Priorities

JOBS WANTEDGovernment must deliver on decent jobs for unemployed people:

> Give proper supports to unemployed people who create their own jobs;

> Support local, social and co-operative enterprise developments.

> Ensure Local Government plays its part in supporting job creation.



who whatUnemployed people must be given meaningful options which demands:

> Access to quality information, training & education

> Better links between employment services and real jobs

> Progression into paid employment from labour market programmes


Publication cover - Tax RiseCover image for Tax RiseIreland's tax take needs to increase if we're to have a better future:
> Believe it or not Ireland's tax take is low by international standards and particularly low in comparison to countries with much better services.
> We need to address this issue if we are to ensure that our current unemployment crisis does not become intractable.
> Increasing the tax take must be based on the principle that 'those who can are those who pay' - as we saw yesterday income inequality is growing in Ireland.

INOU Priority: equitably broaden the tax base.

say-no-to-sw-cuts-logoMaintaining Social Welfare Payments will support local jobs.

> All Social Welfare payments are spent.

> These payments all go back into the economy.

> Most of that spend is local.

INOU Priority. Maintain Social Welfare Payments.