Friday February 28, 2020

The Tax Take: The no-deal Brexit budget can disappoint with impunity

After the Minister for Finance’s announcement that the upcoming budget will assume no deal, expectations will be low - a good thing if you’re in government

15th September, 2019
ESRI doesn't rule out supplementary budget next year

What a wonderful time for any government to be framing a budget.

All the Minister for Finance has to do next month is surf the zeitgeist created by the bow wave of Brexit.

After Paschal Donohoe’s announcement last week that the budget statement on October 8 will be framed in the context of a no-deal Brexit, nobody will expect very much, so few will be disappointed. The national narrative has played down any sense that...

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