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Tuesday 17 July 2018

'Change rules'

THE SOCIAL welfare regulations need to be changed to allow self-employed people who become unemployed to receive financial assistance, a meeting of Wexford Borough Council was told.

Councillors supported a motion from Clonmel council calling for social assistance for previously self-employed people who are out of work.

Cllr George Lawlor said many people were experiencing a lot of difficulties, while Cllr Fergie Kehoe said he knew of a sole trader who had problems obtaining jobseeker's allowance.

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