Government assistance in light of collapse of disposable income – Doherty

A Donegal TD says it's vital that income supports are maintained, and businesses are given every assistance possible to reopen their doors.

Deputy Pearse Doherty was speaking after a survey this week found that disposable income collapsed by 25% in April, with a sharp drop in spending for 2020.

Deputy Doherty says reducing or removing income supports will further reduce disposable income and spending, and make recovery even harder for SMEs.

He says the government has a responsibility to do the right thing: