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'Building a New Social Contract – Policy Recommendations’ contains more than eighty specific policy recommendations that would go a considerable direction towards a new social contract to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of everyone and ensure that a no-one is left behind as our economy and society recovers from the impact of Covid-19.

This paper makes proposals regarding the need to increase current social welfare rates and set a pathway to indexation to 27.5 per cent of average weekly earnings in Budget 2021.  It also reviews the process by which the basic social welfare payment became benchmarked to 30 per cent of Gross Average Industrial Earnings.

Our paper on Indexation and Social Welfare Rates outlines Social Justice Ireland’s position on indexation, makes proposals regarding maintaining adequate levels of social welfare and indexation, and it also reviews the process by which the basic social welfare payment became benchmarked to 30 per cent of Gross Average Industrial Earnings. 

This paper charts the history and recent developments on Basic Income in Ireland.  It was first published as a chapter in our 2016 Social Policy publication 'Basic Income - Radical Utopia or practical Solution?'.  

This study examines 8 of the options currently being considered by Government as possible changes to income tax levels as policy reform for Budget 2016.  It examines the 8 options from the perspective of fairness.
 

This paper examines the distributional impact of some of the income tax proposals currently being suggested by various members of Government and others. This study is a contribution to the debate and discussion which is currently taking place regarding income tax. 

This paper examines the distributional impact of changing income tax looking specifically at three options.

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'Presepctives on the Fiscal Challegnes Facing Ireland' - paper presented by Robert Watt at Social Justice Ireland's social policy conference 2013 'A Future Worth Living For'.

'Social developments in Ireland at the time of fiscal consolidation and challenges ahead' - paper presented by István P. Székely and Miroslav Florián at Social Justice Ireland's social policy confernece 2013 'A Future Worth Living For.

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