Tackling poverty in the nineties: policies for the unemployed, children, women and disadvantaged communities: submission to the Minister for Social Welfare on the 1991 Budget and to the Government and the Social Partners on a National Programme for Economic and Social Development

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/249651
Title:
Tackling poverty in the nineties: policies for the unemployed, children, women and disadvantaged communities: submission to the Minister for Social Welfare on the 1991 Budget and to the Government and the Social Partners on a National Programme for Economic and Social Development
Authors:
Combat Poverty Agency (CPA)
Publisher:
Combat Poverty Agency (CPA)
Issue Date:
1992
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/249651
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Establish a Task Force for Job Creation involving the Government and the Social Partners. This should be part of the review mechanism of any new economic and social development programme. • Draw-up and implement a comprehensive programme of measures to assist the long-term unemployed back to work, with clear targets for reducing the rate of long-term unemployment. • Increase social welfare rates to the minimum level recommended by the Commission on Social Welfare - between £60 and £69 per week for an individual with pro-rata increases for a couple - within a maximum of three years. • Increase Child Benefit to £10 per week for all children. For children of social welfare recipients, include Child Benefit payments as one element of a uniform payment structure, with a standard payment of £16 per week for children under 12 and £20 for older children. • Provide adequate independent payments for separated spouses, adult dependants of welfare recipients and carers of elderly and ill persons including recipients of Disabled Persons Maintenance Allowance. Move away from the concept of dependency and towards a system of individual entitlements for all. • Implement measures to ensure comprehensive social insurance coverage of the population. Retain social insurance as the key element of the social welfare system, with a unified assistance scheme playing a residual role . • Reduce the tax burden of those on the lowest incomes, with further increases in the general exemption limits and increased additional exemptions for those with children. • Increase Government funding for community development projects to £4 million per annum to ensure adequate funding for existing community development resource centres and to develop new in disadvantaged areas. This funding should be Combat Poverty Agency in consultation with the Welfare.
Keywords:
POVERTY; SOCIAL SERVICES

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCombat Poverty Agency (CPA)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-19T16:37:04Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-19T16:37:04Z-
dc.date.issued1992-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/249651-
dc.descriptionEstablish a Task Force for Job Creation involving the Government and the Social Partners. This should be part of the review mechanism of any new economic and social development programme. • Draw-up and implement a comprehensive programme of measures to assist the long-term unemployed back to work, with clear targets for reducing the rate of long-term unemployment. • Increase social welfare rates to the minimum level recommended by the Commission on Social Welfare - between £60 and £69 per week for an individual with pro-rata increases for a couple - within a maximum of three years. • Increase Child Benefit to £10 per week for all children. For children of social welfare recipients, include Child Benefit payments as one element of a uniform payment structure, with a standard payment of £16 per week for children under 12 and £20 for older children. • Provide adequate independent payments for separated spouses, adult dependants of welfare recipients and carers of elderly and ill persons including recipients of Disabled Persons Maintenance Allowance. Move away from the concept of dependency and towards a system of individual entitlements for all. • Implement measures to ensure comprehensive social insurance coverage of the population. Retain social insurance as the key element of the social welfare system, with a unified assistance scheme playing a residual role . • Reduce the tax burden of those on the lowest incomes, with further increases in the general exemption limits and increased additional exemptions for those with children. • Increase Government funding for community development projects to £4 million per annum to ensure adequate funding for existing community development resource centres and to develop new in disadvantaged areas. This funding should be Combat Poverty Agency in consultation with the Welfare.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCombat Poverty Agency (CPA)en_GB
dc.subjectPOVERTYen_GB
dc.subjectSOCIAL SERVICESen_GB
dc.titleTackling poverty in the nineties: policies for the unemployed, children, women and disadvantaged communities: submission to the Minister for Social Welfare on the 1991 Budget and to the Government and the Social Partners on a National Programme for Economic and Social Developmenten_GB
dc.typeReporten
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