A little something for everyone

The phrase ‘one for everyone in the audience’ is already in use, but perfectly encapsulated what was Budget 2022 – everyone managed to get a bite of the apple, writes John Lowe of Money Doctors.ie

Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance, and Michael McGrath, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, delivered the Budget 2022 speech on Tuesday October 12, 2021. The recent energy increases announced last week, much to the chagrin of many sectors of the community, were somewhat ameliorated with €5 increases in all social welfare payments along with the standard income tax band widened by €1,500 from the current €35,300 to €36,800, and tax credits increased by €50.

These ...