Budget must foster job protection and creation

While higher taxes are an inevitability, they must not be so excessive that economic growth is curtailed

4th April, 2009

If there is one strong message coming through from all of the figures related to the public finances, it is that job retention is vital. To put it simply, the best way to broaden the tax base is to protect jobs and create new ones.

If we can retain as many people as possible in employment we will be better placed to tackle the underlying problems in the economy and get the country back on...

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