Nyci Post-budget 2018 Analysis
Budget 2018 was limited and modest in scope and ambition. From the perspective of young people it did little to address long youth unemployment, youth homelessness, inadequate mental health services, the cost of third level education and nothing to reverse the reduced and age discriminatory jobseekers allowance payments to young persons under 26 years. There are however, some budgetary provisions that are welcome and are important to acknowledge. This NYCI Post Budget 2018 Analysis outlines some of the main changes affecting young people and youth issues.