Your Money: Small change,big issues

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Cuts to the USC mean a small boost to this month’s pay packet, but there are other changes ahead when it comes to tax, inheritance and mortgages

For hundreds of thousands of employees who are paid monthly, the coming days will bring the first salary payment of 2017. And with it, a budget bonus.

Don’t get too excited though: it’s only a fiver or so per week, on average. Beyond this extra few euro per week, there are a number of other policy changes that could affect consumers this year.

Budget 2017 announced cuts to the controversial universal social charge (USC),...

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