SBP editorial: Varadkar must say no to harmonised corporate tax rate

24th September, 2017

Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, wants an EU-wide corporate tax rate. This presents an existential threat to Ireland’s international competitiveness at a time when it can least afford it, and it behoves the Irish government to strike a firm position on this matter.

This newspaper has long held that Ireland has left itself vulnerable by relying on a low corporate tax rate as the single pillar of its industrial policy.

Ireland has...

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