Motion: Welfare Mitigation’s

Council - 5th August 2019

Fermanagh & Omagh District Council welcomes the range of reports recently published which highlight the serious risk of greater hardship for many within our community, if Welfare Mitigations do not continue beyond March 2020.

These reports include;
Welfare Reform: Mitigations on a Cliff Edge
Cliff Edge Coalition NI
NIAO: Welfare Reforms in NI.

We call on all members of Fermanagh & Omagh District Council to support the need to continue Welfare Mitigations beyond March 2020 and further; calls on the Department of Communities to take all steps necessary to ensure the Mitigations scheme will continue to help the most vulnerable in our community.”

Proposed by: Councillor McCann, seconded by Councillor Greene and supported by Councillors Campbell, Currie, Sean Donnelly, Ann-MarieDonnelly, Fitzgerald, C Kelly, Maguire, McCaffrey, McElduff and O’Reilly