Thursday February 20, 2020

Budget 2017 promised little for business

Don’t be surprised it delivered on that promise, writes Jack Horgan-Jones

11th October, 2016
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Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O'Connor at Government Buildings today Pic: RollingNews.ie

Well, what can really be said? Budget 2017 promised little for business, and delivered on that promise.

The focus was elsewhere; when you have limited room for manoeuvre, and a commitment to restoring public services, costly tax breaks for business will always be sacrificed.

But don’t expect lobby groups to let this pass without some bellyaching.

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