Pre Budget Submission 2016
Issued: June 2015
- Pre Budget Submission 2016 - (size : 1186k)
The annual budget presents the opportunity for increases to be made to social transfers which will reduce the impact of poverty on people who continually struggle to make ends meet. This year's budget decisions will either promote or delay a more socially and economically inclusive society. The VPSJ in the course of its twenty years of working with households in disadvantaged communities is acutely aware of the significance of each increase in social welfare rates and the role of social transfers in reducing levels of poverty. The Partnership is also conscious of the impact of each cut back and of the cumulative hardship of these on families which are already struggling to exist. It is our hope that as the economy begins to improve that this year's budget will give priority to the needs of citizens whose lives have been most keenly affected by years of austerity.