Child Benefit rates will be €130 per month for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd child. (January 2013)
Child Benefit rates will be €140 per month for the 4th and subsequent children as announced in Budget 2012. (January 2013)
From the following year, the monthly rate in respect of the 4th and subsequent children will be €130. (January 2014)
The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance will reduce from €250 to €200 for children aged 12 years and over and from €150 to €100 for children aged 4-11 years. (2013)
There will be 2,500 new JobBridge places. This will increase the number of places available to 8,500.
There will be 2,500 new places on the Tús scheme. This will increase the number of places available to 7,500.
There will be an additional 2,000 Community Employment scheme places available.
There will be 3,000 new places in a Local Authority Social Employment Scheme.
The value of the Telephone Allowance will be reduced. The new monthly rate of €9.50 will show as a credit on the customer’s bill or be paid as a cash allowance.
The Electricity/Gas Allowance will be set at a single rate based on the average market rate across all suppliers currently available (for an unchanged 150 units per month). The new rate of €35 per month will show as a cash credit for those who receive a bill or be paid as a cash allowance.
The annual Respite Care Grant will reduce from €1,700 to €1,375 for each care recipient.(2013)
The employer rebate of statutory redundancy payments (currently 15%) will be discontinued. (January 2013)