Giving With One Hand and Taking More Away with the Other

In response to yesterday’s budget speech, the Northern Ireland Children’s Commissioner, Koulla Yiasouma writes about its impact on child poverty YESTERDAY we saw a budget delivered that was trumpeted as a triumph for boosting earnings, but here in Northern Ireland tens of thousands of families are set to lose out. There was scant reference to Northern Ireland and no consideration to the differences in circumstances. With approximately 140,000 families in Northern Ireland receiving child tax credits the changes set out …

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