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Welfare reforms 'will cost NI economy £750m'

Reforms to the welfare system are expected to have a greater financial impact in Northern Ireland than in any other part of the UK, a report says.

A report commissioned by the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA) reveals that changes to benefits will take £750m a year out of the economy.

Londonderry, Strabane and Belfast are among the four worst-affected local authority areas in the whole of the UK.

Chris Buckler reports.

  • 03 Oct 2013
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