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Spiralling Cost-of-Living Costs

This is what we've done

VAT Reduction on Energy Bills
This measure will see a reduction of 13.5 per cent to 9 per cent in price of gas and electricity between May 1st and October 31st

· Fuel Allowance Increases
The 370,000 households most affected by the rising cost of energy who are eligible for the Fuel Allowance will receive an extra lump sum payment of €100 in May. This is in addition to the extra €125 Fuel Allowance Payment announced in March


· €200 towards ESB Costs paid in April

· Diesel & Petrol Costs Excise Duty reductions announced in March means the fill of a 60 litre tank of petrol is reduced by €12 and by €9 for diesel. These reductions will last until at least October

· Public Transport Fare Reductions
– Reduced by 20% beginning in April


· Medical Expenses

Threshold/Drugs Payment Scheme Reduced from €120 to €80 in a year

· Leaving Cert. and Junior Cert

Exam Fees Waived

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