OECD report Taxing Wages 2018
The OECD has published a report called Taxing Wages 2018.
Fiona Reddan, in The Irish Times, reports:
Single workers with no children are bearing the brunt of Ireland’s personal tax regime, a new study shows. And Ireland’s experience reflects the position across the 35 OECD states where households with children face a lower personal tax burden than those without.
Taxing Wages 2018 measures the so-called tax wedge – the difference between a person’s take home pay and what it costs their employer to employ them.
…The new study shows that one-income families on the average wage (€ 36,358) and with children give up just 1.2 per cent of their income on tax.
…According to the survey, across the OECD, the average single worker paid just over one-quarter of their gross wages in income taxes and social security contributions, a ratio that has remained relatively stable over the last two decades, the OECD said.
Read the OECD report in full here
In Love At Christmas Time – the debut single from brand new Dublin band HoneyPie.
(Thanks Fiach Moriarty)
Trick Mist – Cracking Settlement
I’ve invited film makers to give their own visual interpretation of each song, entirely free from my input. The video for this tin whistle driven, electronic song was made by Graham Patterson. It’s stark and manages to be both restless and serene. If anyone in Spiddal saw some fella running around in the middle of the night with a torch and an iphone at arms length it was probably Graham making this video!
Previously: Another’s Tale
Your Brass Angel – Trick Mist
Manchester based electonica/tradster Gav of Triick Mist writes:
This is video No.3 from the ‘Gaps Series’. These are videos made for my EP ‘Jars in Rows’ but without my involvement in the process. Multiple artists were invited to respond to a song from the EP and in turn create a reactionary piece of video work based solely on their perception. This video created by video artist, director, editor Graham Patterson features loads of mouths floating around the place. I reckon Samuel Beckett would have definitely buzzed off it! ‘Jars in Rows’ EP is out now.
Previously: Jars In Rows