Senior Minister rejects reports that pension will be cut in the next budget

first_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton News By News Highland – August 12, 2013 NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Senior Minister rejects reports that pension will be cut in the next budget Facebook Twitter Pinterest   A Senior Government Minister is dismissing reports that pensions will be cut in the next budget.The Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney was responding to newspaper reports that the Government is looking at cutting the old-age pension by around 10 euro a week, to make savings of up to 300 million euro.The government needs to meet a 3.1 billion euro budget day target.At present, more than half a- million pensioners receive payments of up to 230 euro’s a week, with a total cost to the government of around 5.3 billion euro a year.Minister Simon Coveney is reassuing pensioners that there are no plans to cut pensions at the moment:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/08covPENS.mp3[/podcast] Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson center_img Google+ Twitter Previous articleBoyles win Dunlop national rally championship – comprehensive report insideNext articleTyrone woman faces up to 25 years in Peru jail if found guilty of drug smuggling News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

"Senior Minister rejects reports that pension will be cut in the next budget"