Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/193947
Authors: 
Roantree, Barra
Callan, Tim
Savage, Michael
Walsh, John
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
ESRI Working Paper 610
Abstract: 
Since March 2017, a new income-related housing support for those with a long-term housing need called Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) has been available throughout the state. This paper examines the potential impact on financial work incentives of transferring long-run Rent Supplement recipients onto HAP with tenants' rental contributions assessed through a national Differential Rents scheme, initially proposed by the Housing Agency but yet to be implemented. While such a system would strengthen the financial incentive for most long-term Rent Supplement claimants to be in full-time paid work, a small minority would continue to face quite weak incentives. This is driven by the receipt of multiple means-tested benefits - in particular, jobseekers allowance and one-parent family payment - which results in some low-income individuals facing very high effective marginal tax rates from relatively low levels of earnings.
Subjects: 
regulatory compliance
farmer behaviour
nitrates
Ireland
JEL: 
Q12
Q52
D90
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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