Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications
Sustainability of Post Office Network: An Post
I thank the witness. The claims are also untrue. To get to the nitty-gritty, some of the postmasters have identified the unit payment reduction in certain social welfare payments as something that could jeopardise the viability of their post offices. For example, the social welfare payment under jobseeker's allowance is to reduce from 4.7 units to 2.07 units. What kind of effect has been modelled with regard to the viability of those rural post offices? Could that jeopardise their well-being?