Crunching the numbers for a wealth tax
Debt falls and household assets rise.
Ireland’s household wealth is growing again, but the data the government needs for a wealth tax proposal won’t arrive until after the budget.
Central Bank figures released earlier this month showed that the total figure of Irish household assets increased by nearly 1 per cent in the first quarter of this year. It’s the seventh quarterly increase in overall household assets.
At the end of March, Irish households held assets...
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