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Gov't urged to strengthen social safety net as it pursues indirect taxation

Published:Monday | March 13, 2017 | 3:56 PM

As the government moves more aggressively towards indirect taxation, there is more concern that the social safety net is inadequate to provide for those in the society who will be impacted by the increase in consumption taxes.

Pro vice-chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Professor Densil Williams, contends that those on fixed incomes and the unemployed will not benefit from the tax break to PAYE earners and so will be further burdened.

 

UWI Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Densil Williams, speaking on Real Business on Power 106 FM this morning.

Consequently, Williams says the Programme for Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) is likely to see an increase in the number of people seeking assistance, but is inadequate to meet the increased demand.

 

UWI Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Densil Williams, speaking on Real Business on Power 106 FM this morning.