I have called on the Government to introduce a tax amnesty for all PUP recipients.
“In a time when people were out of work the PUP was a specific payment. Now is not the time for revenue to be exerting its powers in relation to PUP payments”.
“People are suffering enough anxiety with the effects of the pandemic. People are worried about their jobs, their family’s education and their health”.
“The Government introduced the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) to assist people through the crisis last March. It was never intended or envisaged that people would be penalised later”.
“These are exceptional times and the Government need to show solidarity with people rather than creating further anxiety”.