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Food stamps instead of cash for UKs vulnerable, will Ireland follow.


realistic1

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Looks like Food vouchers are set to be offered in the UK next month, when thousands of people in need will be issued with food vouchers instead of cash to help them out when short-term financial crises occurs.

At present councils offers cash loans but most councils will from April offer applicants who need emergency help a voucher redeemable for goods such as food and nappies.

I suppose it is only a matter of time before the Irish Government puts a similar scheme in place, as we always ape what the UK does.

How do Pie posters feel about a similar scheme been introduced in Ireland?

See below link.

Food vouchers to provide emergency help but prevent spending on alcohol | Politics | The Guardian
 

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Looks like Food vouchers are set to be offered in the UK next month, when thousands of people in need will be issued with food vouchers instead of cash to help them out when short-term financial crises occurs.

At present councils offers cash loans but most councils will from April offer applicants who need emergency help a voucher redeemable for goods such as food and nappies.

I suppose it is only a matter of time before the Irish Government puts a similar scheme in place, as we always ape what the UK does.

How do Pie posters feel about a similar scheme been introduced in Ireland?

See below link.

Food vouchers to provide emergency help but prevent spending on alcohol | Politics | The Guardian
We seem to be taking our time in setting up a decent accessible health system. If MPs are caught out in lies, in corruption, or in nefarious deeds they resign and even get prosecuted - seldom happens in Ireland.
 

Prof Honeydew

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Looks like Food vouchers are set to be offered in the UK next month, when thousands of people in need will be issued with food vouchers instead of cash to help them out when short-term financial crises occurs.

At present councils offers cash loans but most councils will from April offer applicants who need emergency help a voucher redeemable for goods such as food and nappies.

I suppose it is only a matter of time before the Irish Government puts a similar scheme in place, as we always ape what the UK does.

How do Pie posters feel about a similar scheme been introduced in Ireland?

See below link.

Food vouchers to provide emergency help but prevent spending on alcohol | Politics | The Guardian
We've had Social Welfare vouchers here for years.
 

realistic1

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We seem to be taking our time in setting up a decent accessible health system. If MPs are caught out in lies, in corruption, or in nefarious deeds they resign and even get prosecuted - seldom happens in Ireland.
Totally agree, our Politicians like to cherry pick.
 

Roll_On

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Sounds good, it guarantees that social money is spent on essential items and only spent within the state.
 

Spanner Island

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The longer someone remains on welfare the greater the percentage of their welfare should be given in non cash ways... imo.

And the longer they're on welfare the more they should be required to give back in return for that welfare...

Welfare as it's evolved is bad news folks...

It's a dysfunctional model that solves nothing...

Not only do many who fund it resent it, but those who receive it resent it too...

Recipients should have to give something back, whether it's compulsory training to improve skills, volunteerism or community service etc.

All of the above should be introduced as part of welfare reform...

Such initiatives would boost the recipients sense of self worth, would help them socialise more and foster community spirit etc.

Or at least if such initiatives were done properly they would...

I honestly cannot see a downside to this and cannot understand why it hasn't been done before...

Of course one major obstacle is the mindset of those who believe everyone should view themselves as victims and 'entitled' to everything funded by others...
 

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Would it have been a good idea to give the banks, bankers and developers food vouchers? Would have saved the citizens a world of woe.
 

realistic1

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Would it have been a good idea to give the banks, bankers and developers food vouchers? Would have saved the citizens a world of woe.
Would be spot on but unfortunately the majority of Citizens don't count in this dodgy State.
 

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Would it have been a good idea to give the banks, bankers and developers food vouchers? Would have saved the citizens a world of woe.
Some in their greedy class wouldn't sniFF at it:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/queen-tried-to-use-state-poverty-fund-to-heat-buckingham-palace-2088179.html

"The Queen asked ministers for a poverty handout to help heat her palaces but was rebuffed because they feared it would be a public relations disaster, documents disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act reveal.

Royal aides were told that the £60m worth of energy-saving grants were aimed at families on low incomes and if the money was given to Buckingham Palace instead of housing associations or hospitals it could lead to "adverse publicity" for the Queen and the Government."
 

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About time this happened in Ireland. The same should be done with child benefit with the vouchers going to uniforms/ schoolbooks etc.
 

damus

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About time this happened in Ireland. The same should be done with child benefit with the vouchers going to uniforms/ schoolbooks etc.
From what I can gather they're only introducing it for the UK's equivalent of our SWA which includes exceptional needs payments.
 

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Looks like Food vouchers are set to be offered in the UK next month, when thousands of people in need will be issued with food vouchers instead of cash to help them out when short-term financial crises occurs.

At present councils offers cash loans but most councils will from April offer applicants who need emergency help a voucher redeemable for goods such as food and nappies.

I suppose it is only a matter of time before the Irish Government puts a similar scheme in place, as we always ape what the UK does.

How do Pie posters feel about a similar scheme been introduced in Ireland?

See below link.

Food vouchers to provide emergency help but prevent spending on alcohol | Politics | The Guardian
It's to be expected when you elect right wing scum.
 

ManOfReason

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News just in: "The Dutch Gold brewing company have issued a press release stating their outrage at this infraction of people's civil liberties"
 

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I think food vouchers are an insult to the tax and PRSI paying perople who find themselves in tricky times. But having said that one shouldnt be allowed to blow 100 quid of taxpayers money in the pub.
I see no reason why the SW card cant be used like a Lazer card in the supermarkets with money deducted for needed items and certain items not recognised by the card for purchase i.e. drink and fags.. No one need know that the person is in receipt of SW at all.
 

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I think food vouchers are an insult to the tax and PRSI paying perople who find themselves in tricky times. But having said that one shouldnt be allowed to blow 100 quid of taxpayers money in the pub.
I see no reason why the SW card cant be used like a Lazer card in the supermarkets with money deducted for needed items and certain items not recognised by the card for purchase i.e. drink and fags.. No one need know that the person is in receipt of SW at all.
You don't think the social welfare card would give them away?
 

duthealla

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food stamps are a favoured idea of people who believe that the free market is the most efficient solution but who also introduce food stamps which off course are as anti free-market as you can imagine.
 
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