Women's Council calls for stability in child benefit payments
on 14/08/2013 10:23:10
The group, who have launched their pre-budget submission this morning, are calling on the government not cut child benefit any further, calling it a critical part of a family income.
"Child benefit, in particular, has become a core part of people's budgets," Orla O'Connor, Director of the NWCI, said.
"[It is used] to pay for bills, for electricity, to pay for gas, and to pay for household and food bills."
She said cuts to the benefit would push families "more and more into debt."