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Fear of the start-up hurts only ourselves

Fear of the start-up hurts only ourselves

The government is aware of core changes that could dramatically influence enterprise. So why didn’t it make them?

Developer O’Flynn slams budget snub

Developer O’Flynn slams budget snub

Coalition failed to takes steps to stimulate the struggling construction sector, says builder

High taxes are not morally superior

High taxes are not morally superior

The budget is right for this time, but tax rates are still too high and infrastructure spend too low to successfully build on our achievements

So the politicians spent the €1.5bn — what did you expect?

So the politicians spent the €1.5bn — what did you expect?

Fiscal straitjacket rules mean surpluses should be order of the day by 2021

A budget that targets the domestic economy

A budget that targets the domestic economy

If you didn’t do at least a little bit better out of Budget 2016, you were in a fairly leaky boat

What they said: reactions to Budget 2016

What they said: reactions to Budget 2016

‘Old reliables’ mostly un touched

‘Old reliables’ mostly un touched

Budget 2016 featured a number of changes in relation to indirect taxation

What Budget 2016 said about payments

What Budget 2016 said about payments

Knowledge Development Box to encourage more innovation

Knowledge Development Box to encourage more innovation

The higher the proportion of R&D in a company, the greater the proportion of income that may qualify for a reduced tax rate

In Focus: renovating your home

In Focus: renovating your home

Budget 2016 has extended the government’s popular Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) scheme for a further year

In focus: microbreweries

In focus: microbreweries

Limited progress made on the inheritance front

Limited progress made on the inheritance front

The increase in the tax-free threshold on gifts from parents to children is underwhelming

Sowing the seeds for a secure farming future

Sowing the seeds for a secure farming future

The government’s tax reliefs aim to make transferring farms from one generation to the next easier

Finally some reward for risk takers

Finally some reward for risk takers

Cautious steps aimed at entrepreneurs who are central to the growth of the economy

Budget 2016 and the consequences of taxation policy choices

Budget 2016 and the consequences of taxation policy choices

We need to set personal tax rates at levels that are likely to generate economic growth, writes Conor O’Brien of KPMG