By managing the economy carefully, we have been able to make changes that are making work pay for more families
– Over 125,000 people stand to gain from a proposed 5.8% increase in the National Minimum Wage to €9.1 5 which is worth €1 ,000 to a person working full-time Public Servants will begin to see restoration of pay cuts in 2016. At least €1,000 extra will go to those earning €31,000 or less from 1St January. By 2018, this will rise to €2,170 (Lower amounts go to higher paid) 57% of private employers indicate that they plan to increase pay in 2016 The Back to Work Family Dividend makes it easier to take up work