Four Tests for the Irish 2017 Budget!

ATD Ireland with all the members Community Platform will judge Budget 2017 to be announced next week particularly in terms of the following four tests: Test 1: Will Budget 2017 redistribute income towards the poorest 20% Test 2: Will Budget 2017 strengthen access to quality employment? Test 3: Will Budget 2017 restore and strengthen public services which are of particular importance to people on low income? Test 4: Will the impact of Budget 2017 be assessed to ensure that all provisions reduce poverty and inequality? In particular, ATD Ireland would recommend that the Budget 2017: Sets aside funding to support the…

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