Guernsey States rejects further benefits rises
- 1 November 2012
- From the section Guernsey
Moves to increase proposed rises in benefit payments in Guernsey have been rejected by the States.
The Social Security Department had proposed all contribution-based benefits, including pensions, rise by 3.6% from January.
It also suggested non-contribution benefits rise by inflation.
Seven motions to increase benefits further, including a call to remove family allowance for all but the most needy of islanders, all failed.
A move for further investigation into any law changes needed to classify parents, whose youngest dependent child is aged at least seven years old, as job seekers was approved.