Caution is the key for Cowen

In the midst of a faltering economy, Brian Cowen is likely to resist any major reforms in this year’s budget, sticking to his promise of slowing spending growth gradually, writes Cliff Taylor.

24th November, 2007

In the midst of a faltering economy, Brian Cowen is likely to resist any major reforms in this year’s budget, sticking to his promise of slowing spending growth gradually, writes Cliff Taylor.

The shape of Budget 2008 is starting to come into focus. However, some key decisions have yet to be made - notably, whether there will be enough cash for any overall relief for taxpayers, or whether money given away in one...

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