COMMENT: Tax on target but growth still needed
Today's Exchequer Returns suggest the government will meet its budget targets, that employment is relatively stable, but that the domestic economy remains weak, writes Cliff Taylor.
Tax revenues are one of the most up to date economic indicators and the latest exchequer figures give a fairly clear picture of the economy.
They suggest that the government will succeed in meeting its budget targets this year, that employment is relatively stable, but that the domestic economy remains weak.
The deficit in the first half of the year at just under €6.6 billion is not far off €3 billion lower than the same...
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