The New Green Hard Brexit Budget 2020



At 1pm.

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is scheduled to present Budget 2020 in the Dáil.

Watch live in the link above.

Meanwhile, via RTÉ News:

The Budget had been expected to be a package worth €2.8bn, but it is understood that the increase in carbon tax and changes to other taxes, such as the dividend withholding tax, could push it closer to €3bn.

Minister Donohoe concluded his discussions last night with a Fianna Fáil delegation, following talks with the Independent Alliance on its key concerns.

It is understood that some of both parties’ key budgetary demands were met.

An expansion in the medical card scheme for the over 70s and other health and social welfare spending increases are expected.

Donohoe says absolutely no surprises in Budget 2020 (RTÉ)

Budget 2020 preview: ‘No chocolates, some smarties’ in €1bn Donohoe budget plan (Irish Examiner)

Budget 2020: Here’s what to expect (RTÉ)

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2 thoughts on “The New Green Hard Brexit Budget 2020

  1. Joe Small

    There’s absolutely “no surprises” because the politicians leaked everything beforehand. Ridiculous.
    It should be noted that leaving the income tax bands unchanged every year is, in effect, an income tax increase. We’re getting income tax increases again this year.

    1. Niallo

      Income tax, which was introduced to cover the costs of…
      the Napoleonic wars.
      Yet we are still paying, while irony of ironies, a lot of paddies were pro buonapartists at the time.

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