Looking to the future

Budget 2010 made key decisions on spending, but it also signalled tax reform for the future

12th December, 2009

Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan delivered what he believes is a pivotal budget in stabilising the exchequer finances and moving towards recovery.

As expected, the focus was very much on the expenditure side, with significant cuts proposed to current and capital spending.

Given the significant tax increases over the last two budgets, it is no surprise that the tax system received less coverage than one might normally expect, but there is still a lot of...

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