Lucinda Creighton: Forget scrapping the USC, it’s the one tax that everyone has to pay

The Universal Social Charge has become a political football with which to beat FG due to absurd promises of abolition, but with middle income workers in Ireland shouldering a far greater burden than in almost any other country in the world – the USC levels the playing field

Shoppers on Grafton Street: USC has several merits, the primary one being that it is a universal tax. Picture: Fergal Phillips