What can Donohoe do for middle income voters?

Jill Kirby speaks to two certified financial planners about what the Minister for Finance could do to offset the impact of higher consumer charges

Paschal Donohoe could be tempted to reduce the 33 per cent capital gains tax rate in the run-up to Brexit – but will he? Pic: Rollingnews

The contents of the budget are being leaked, as usual. There will be no €5 boost to pensions this year, but the Christmas bonus will be paid and some child support payments could rise, say “reliable sources close to the government”.

With Vat, income tax rates, USC and tax bands unlikely to change, Paschal Donohoe, with one eye on an impending election and the other on a no-deal Brexit, may be tempted to ...