Reasons to be prudent as well as cheerful

The economy is definitely on the up, but the government should be offering more tax incentives to stimulate economic growth and, ultimately, a sustainable yield

24th June, 2018

The English novelist Henry Fielding was at his best when pointing out that prudence is a virtue most often exercised by those who have no choice except to be prudent.

The word “prudent” appears ten times in the government’s Summer Economic Statement (SES) which was published this week. It seems this government is going to be terribly careful at the next budget. We are not going to be lured any more by the prospect of...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

Susan O’Keeffe: Reality intrudes on stage-managed political theatre

World Susan O'Keeffe 5 hours ago

Nadine O’Regan: The reality of vaccinated people is not mine

Emer McLysaght: Words of wisdom from a misguided geography nerd

Ian Guider: G7 edict is a chance for Ireland to change course and develop some global champions of our own

Companies Ian Guider 4 days ago