Budget 2020: limited changes and a few surprises

Lower CGT for small businesses, the retention of the first-time buyers’ grant and higher emission charges for older cars are among the areas to be targeted by the budget this week

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
6th October, 2019
Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance, is set to deliver a low-key budget

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is set to deliver what will be the fourth and final budget of this minority government at 1pm in the Dáil on Tuesday. The budget build-up has been low key so far, but there are some interesting surprises in store. Here are some of the main budget details which are expected to be unveiled.

The €6 rise in the carbon tax is expected to bring in around €100...

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