Most Vulnerable Hit Hardest

8 Apr 2009

Though the INOU welcomes the Government retaining the basic adult social welfare rate intact, the abolition of the Christmas Bonus is a bitter pill to swallow at a very expensive time of year. The proposed reduction of Rent Supplement levels is particularly worrying as most people in receipt of this payment feel they are not in a position to negotiate a reduction in their rent. "The INOU believes that this change should not be introduced unless assistance is also offered to tenants to secure such a reduction", said Bríd O'Brien, Head of Policy and Media with the INOU.

For further information contact:

Bríd O'Brien, INOU Head of Policy and Media: (01) 856 0088 or 086 608 9641