With next year's budget due to be formally presented in October (rather than December), lobbying and planning are already under way. The government plans a fiscal consolidation of €3.1 billion in the 2014 budget and €2 billion in the following one to bring the budget deficit back within the 3 per cent of GDP limit by 2015.
Last week, pre-budget viewpoints were put forward from varying ends of the ideological spectrum. Last Monday, employers' organisation Ibec presented its...
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