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"Covid Solidarity Tax" should pay for pandemic supports - Bríd Smith TD

Bríd Smith, People Before Profit TD for Dublin South Central, joined Kieran to discuss the proposed transition of workers from the pandemic unemployment payment from June

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19.05 26 Apr 2021


"Covid Solidarity Tax" should pay for pandemic supports - Bríd Smith TD


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19.05 26 Apr 2021


Workers are to begin transitioning from the €350 pandemic unemployment payment to the normal jobseeker’s rate of €203 a week from June. 

That’s according to a report in the Examiner this morning, which says that Troika-style budget controls have been slapped on the biggest government departments such as health, education and social protection as part of a need to cut an estimated €12bn from State spending.  

But is this approach fair to people who are still feeling the economic effects of more than a year of lockdown?

Bríd Smith, People Before Profit TD for Dublin South Central, joined Kieran on the show to discuss the subject.


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Bríd Smith Covid-19 Economy Kieran Cuddihy Michael McGrath Pandemic Unemployment Payment People Before Profit

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