Sunday May 31, 2020

COMMENT: What the Exchequer figures mean

Today's Exchequer figures show a gradual movement in the direction of government fiscal targets being met, writes Cliff Taylor.

3rd April, 2013
'In the absence of growth, it will remain a war of attrition for the government.'

"Move on, move on, nothing happening here. "

That has been the general approach of the government when presenting the exchequer figures each quarter.

A similar low-key approach was adopted this time. According to Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, "tax revenues continue to grow in line with profiles and expenditure on public services is within Budget."

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