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Budget talks head for fraught finish

Tax hikes on pensions, a series of smaller cuts to health and welfare budgets and a stimulus package aimed at start-up firms and the construction sector will be the central points of Tuesday's budget.

12th October, 2013

Tax hikes on pensions, a series of smaller cuts to health and welfare budgets and a stimulus package aimed at start-up firms and the construction sector will be the central points of Tuesday's budget.

While the government will present the package as preparing the way to leave the bailout and stimulating job creation, a string of tax measures will take cash from households.

Ministers from both parties on the Economic Management Council have also agreed...

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