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Lone Parents targetted in cuts to CE Schemes

OPINION Lone parent households have now been singled out by Labour Party Minister Joan Burton for extra pain. From Monday 16 January the government has removed concurrent payments for new participants in Community Employment schemes and cut the qualified child payment for existing lone parent CE participants by €29.80 per child per week. This means that a lone parent taking up a CE place from now on will not receive