Jobs must be the top budget priority

'First, do no harm" might be an appropriate guide for the government as it heads into its budget discussions.

14th September, 2013

'First, do no harm" might be an appropriate guide for the government as it heads into its budget discussions. The latest employment figures show, for the first time in some terms, some positive signs. Above all, the budget must do nothing to stop some momentum developing in the jobs market. With the existing target being to raise over €1 billion in additional tax revenue, there is a risk that the government will fall back on...

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