PACUB (Parents Against Child Benefit Cuts) have reacted angrily to cuts to child benefit in this week’s Budget.
“We are struggling to see where children have been protected,” says Pacub Spokesperson Niamh Ui Cheallaigh. “Do cuts to child benefit, increases in PRSI, cuts to the back to school allowance, cuts to medical card, the new property tax, the increase of student fees, the taxing of maternity benefit, do they protect children? We are being hit again from all angles, where will it end!
“This Government has absolutely no measure of how bad things are on the ground. They are living in a fantasy world. This budget is anti-family and anti-child. So much for Labour promises to protect child benefit from any more cuts. We have been left reeling and struggling to see how we will make ends meet next year.
PACUB said this has been the “worst budget yet for families and children. Children have been savagely attacked again, and the Government chose to protect the wealthy and target children again. They should hang their heads in shame”.