02 August 2012

Fitzgerald calls on Self- Employed to Have Their Say

Local  TD and Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, has urged self-employed people across Clondalkin and Lucan to take part in the new consultation on extending social insurance cover to the self-employed. This is being conducted by the Advisory Group on Tax and Social Welfare established by the Department of Social Protection.

“This is a great opportunity for self-employed people across Clondalkin and Lucan to have their say. I am hugely conscious of the pressures that self-employed people face, especially in tough economic times. I would urge self-employed people to write into the group and ensure that their voices and their experiences are heard,” said Fitzgerald.

Submissions can be made to AdvisoryGroup@welfare.ie or interested parties can contact my office for the submission guidelines. I saw how effective the consultation process can be with my own Department’s consultation on children and young people’s policy and I hope that this consultation will provide an outlet for te self-employed to have their say,” concluded Fitzgerald.