Saturday October 31, 2020

Labour's budget battle lines

Battered by three years of reverses at the hands of Fine Gael, Labour is hoping to secure some victories ahead of October's budget, writes Niamh Connolly.

15th June, 2013
Michael Noonan, Minister for Finance and Brendan Howlin, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. Photo: Tony O'Shea

Labour is gearing up for round three of its fight to secure a range of 'wealth taxes' and offset the need for severe cuts in public spending and services.

The smaller coalition party is examining the range of taxes, including reliefs on inheritance and gifts transferred as capital acquisitions, for October's budget, amid growing concern at the scale of savings being sought in the highest spending areas of Social Protection, Health and Education.

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