The Irish Times is reporting this morning that the Government is planning to launch a major campaign over the next few weeks to show people receiving social assistance that they would be better off if they worked.
Carl O’Brien writes:
“Research commissioned by Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton estimates at least 75 per cent of people on welfare could increase their income by about 50 per cent by obtaining a job.”
“Under the “Better off in Work” campaign, thousands of welfare recipients will receive letters showing what their take-home pay would be after tax compared to their benefits.”
“An online tool has also been developed which will allow anyone on welfare or in low-paid employment to compare their take-home pay at a number of salary levels compared with welfare benefits.”
So good of them.
I wonder if the dept. ever saw thisfrom a few years ago….