Thursday, 10 September 2020
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
135. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of report on the impact assessment of the current and projected future increases in carbon tax on low-income families by her Department; the stage the report is at; when it will be published; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23131/20]
The report on the impact assessment of the current and projected future increases in carbon tax on low-income families by my Department was required by Section 25 of Social Welfare no. 2 Act 2019 (Number 48 of 2019).
The development and operation of emergency social welfare measures and the diversion of staffing resources required to deal with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic have, of necessity, impacted on the timely delivery of this Report.
At this point in time, a draft of the report has been submitted to me for consideration and I hope to bring forward a final version of the report in the near future.
I trust that this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.