Social impact assessment of the welfare and income tax measures in Budget 2016


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This briefing presents a social impact assessment of the welfare and tax measures in Budget 2016. It also includes the expansion in childcare provision and the increase in the national minimum wage.

Social impact assessment is an evidence-based methodology which estimates the likely effects of policies on household incomes, families, poverty and access to employment.

The assessment was prepared by the Department of Social Protection. It is based on the tax/welfare microsimulation model SWITCH developed by the Economic and Social Research Institute.

Responsibility for the analysis rests solely with the Department of Social Protection.

 

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Last modified:04/11/2015