Doherty offers cash payment of up to €200 for struggling workers – Donegal Daily

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Donegal TD Pearse Doherty is pushing for a new cost of living cash payment to help workers and families cope with the rising cost of living.

The payment would amount to €200 in support for those earning less than €30,000 and €100 for those earning between €30,000 and €60,000. This, combined with electricity credit and rent relief, could save people nearly €2,000.

Teachta Doherty, Sinn Féin’s finance spokesperson, said: “For months now, we at Sinn Féin have been warning the government about the rising cost of living.

“Instead of taking decisive action, the government stuck its head in the sand and let rents, childcare costs and energy costs spiral out of control.

“They just don’t understand. They don’t understand the pressure on workers and families, who need action now.

“The electricity credit of €100 per household is better than nothing, but it is simply not enough to meet the challenge that households are facing.

Doherty said his party is proposing a package of measures to put money back in people’s pockets now when they need it.

“A Sinn Féin government would make direct cash cost of living payments to support workers and families; in addition to making available the already announced €100 electricity credit,” he said.

“A person whose income does not exceed €30,000 would receive a cash payment of the cost of living of €200, and a person whose income is between €30,000 and €60,000 would receive a cash payment of the cost of living. the life of 100 €.

“This payment — along with our proposal to put a month’s rent back in people’s pockets and scrap the carbon tax hike planned for May — would give hard-pressed workers and families a much-needed break. “

Doherty offers cash payment of up to €200 for struggling workers was last modified: February 10, 2022 through Rachel McLaughlin

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